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Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

211 EpisodesProduced by Chuck Clough and Ronnie HirschbergWebsite

Above the Basement offers casual and candid discussions with musicians, artists, producers and others from Boston and beyond. Conversations will inform and entertain listeners with experiences from those shaping Boston's music community and for whom music is a passion. You will hear their stories, h… read more


Episode 165 - Ruby Mack

We had an opportunity to sit with Abby (Abs) Kahler and Zoe Young - two of the members of the feminist folk foursome from Western, MA in the Pioneer Valley, Ruby Mack. 

We were sad to miss their bandmates Emma Ayres and Abbie Duquette, but during the time of COVID, we are always happy to sit face to face albeit 10 feet away and masked to chat with talented musicians. 

We got heavy into their songwriting and their debut album Devil Told Me, which they just released in late October. Like so many musicians, they were unable to tour the album as planned but hope to hit the road as soon as it is safe to do so.

Previously called the Emma June Band, their playing and complementary harmonies are just beautiful. I’ll plagiarize here from their Youtube page just because it is so poetic -  

“Ruby Mack sings about the ways in which we build ourselves into empty factories of potential productivity & transform ourselves into lonely machines, like a dog howling at something you can't see but makes you bristle regardless.”

The Underground Music Collective website called Devil Told Me a Modern Folk Masterpiece and we absolutely agree.

OK enough of my plagiarism.  Enjoy the episode!

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