Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

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Above The Basement is a Boston based podcast hosted by Chuck Clough and Ronnie Hirschberg that features casual and candid discussions with local, national and international musicians, artists, producers and others from Boston and beyond. The conversations offer experiences from those shaping our music community and for whom music is a passion. You hear their stories, hardships faced and overcome…and why they love what they do. While music is the common thread, Above The Basement has evolved into conversations that harness human interest, culture and community, bridging into discussions about health, science, education and other aspects of life.
125 - Peter Gammons
Jan 13 • 28 min
World class sportswriter and analyst, Peter Gammon is also a songwriter and guitarist who has played with the likes of Eddie Vedder, Will Dailey, Buffalo Tom and many others. He also started Hot Stove, Cool Music – the signature fundraiser for The Foun
124 - Zina Ellis of Cinderella
Dec 21, 2018 • 26 min
We were especially lucky to have a conversation with the lovely Zina Ellis who plays the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA at the beautifully restored Emerson Colonial Theatre.
123 - Richard Bouchard
Dec 20, 2018 • 40 min
We tend to run into Richard everywhere. He currently works with the band Sidewalk Driver and runs a business that supplies on demand management, booking and promotional campaigns for bands that need a hand with short or long term projects. But the One Nig
122 - Jenee Halstead
Dec 13, 2018 • 44 min
Singer-songwriter Jenee Halstead is a learner and teacher and recently started a new project called The Inner Song, where she is a holistic vocal and self-expression coach, spiritual teacher, and energy healer.
In Concert Series 008 - Mike Block
Dec 9, 2018 • 85 min
Mike Block - Live at Indian Hill Music - November 17, 2018 in Littleton, MA.
121 - Mike Block
Dec 6, 2018 • 24 min
Cellist, educator, innovator and pioneer, Mike Block breaks the mold and the norms. He plays, sings and creates percussion with what is normally imagined as an orchestral instrument while he moves around the stage with his strapped on Cello.
120 - Roger Brown
Nov 28, 2018 • 44 min
We talked with the man who helped make Berklee College of Music the institution it is today - entrepreneur, drummer, humanitarian, and Berklee president Roger Brown.
119 - Pardis Sabeti
Nov 22, 2018 • 41 min
We were honored to sit with the amazing Dr. and singer Pardis Sabeti who is doing her part to help those in need with her work at The Sabeti Lab where she is working to eradicate the Lassa and Ebola viruses.
118 - Music, Addiction and Recovery
Nov 17, 2018 • 33 min
We present to you this special episode from our Music and Health series called Music, Addiction and Recovery
117 - Kara Elliott-Ortega
Oct 31, 2018 • 43 min
We went to City Hall in Boston to talk with the new Chief of Arts and Culture Kara Elliott-Ortega. The Mayors Office of Arts and Cultures mission is to support artists, the cultural sector, and to promote access to the arts for all. Kara recently worked a
116 - Katie LaMark
Oct 18, 2018 • 29 min
A musical theater grad from Syracuse University, Katie LaMark has appeared on stage in national tours of Mamma Mia, Rent and Rocky Horror Picture Show to name just a few and now returns to Boston as Sherrie Christian in the Broadway hit Rock Of Ages
115 - Ceci Juno
Oct 11, 2018 • 24 min
Ceci Juno is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Therapy, an active Neurologic Music Therapist in her home country of Ecuador and a vocalist, pianist, guitarist and songwriter who holds the #1 hit song in Ecuador called Fantasmas
114 - Thalia Zedek
Oct 3, 2018 • 50 min
Thalia Zedek came to Boston in 1979 and started her first band White Women and from there became ingrained the Boston music scene – a mainstay through an impressive string of different bands including Dangerous Birds, Uzi, Come and Live Skull. She curr
113 - Wyc Grousbeck
Sep 26, 2018 • 29 min
We met with Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousebeck at their brand new practice facility and got to talk about not only his passion for music and basketball, but the philanthropy and causes near and dear to his heart.
112 - Rob Bleetstein
Sep 19, 2018 • 43 min
Rob is an archivist for New Riders of the Purple Sage and producer of Pearl Jam Radio​ while also sharing his expertise as host of Grateful Dead​ Radio, both on SiriusXM​.
111 - Above The Noise
Sep 12, 2018 • 27 min
We spoke with Kristen Williams-Haseotes and Maureen Cavanagh from Above The Noise Foundation – an organization that promotes awareness, education and advocacy for this addiction crisis that has touched so many lives.
110 - Jimmy Connor
Aug 29, 2018 • 39 min
Boston native Jimmy Connor is a talent. He now lives in Nashville and just released his first EP called It’s About Time. We talked about his roots, his ambitions, the challenge of making the grade in High School while at the same time starting a profess
109 - Will Dailey
Aug 15, 2018 • 49 min
In this day and age we all seem to crave the connection to others that seems to be missing in this environment of screens and social media. Will Dailey wants to break down that wall. And if you don’t want to climb over the remaining pieces, well, he is
108 - Arnold McCuller
Aug 8, 2018 • 38 min
Arnold got his start in the original touring production of the iconic musical HAIR and from there he carved out an amazing collaborative and solo career – becoming the Zelig of featured vocalists, having performed with Phil Collins, James Taylor, Aretha
107 - Cirque du Soleil
Jul 30, 2018 • 30 min
We sat with vocalist Majo Cornejo, acrobat Kelly McDonald, and football freestylers Laura Biondo and Abou Traore as they finish 2 more weeks in our neighborhood before moving on to Mexico for a 4 month tour. And it was a special day at the Big Top / Suffo
In Concert Series 007 - Chris Trapper - Live at City Winery
Jul 27, 2018 • 43 min
A performance by Chris Trapper - Live at City Winery - June 24, 2018 in Boston, MA.
106 - Chris Trapper
Jul 25, 2018 • 43 min
We met at the beautiful City Winery in Boston in front of a sold out Haymarket Lounge for our second ConcertCast with prolific Singer-Songwriter and front man for Boston’s own The Push Stars Chris Trapper.
105 - Bearstronaut
Jul 18, 2018 • 43 min
We met with a few of the fellas from the Boston electronic-pop band Bearstronaut – David Martineau and Nate Marsden at The Sinclair Kitchen.
104 - Old Crow Medicine Show
Jul 11, 2018 • 27 min
These former buskers have two Grammy Awards and their classic single, “Wagon Wheel” went Platinum in 2013 for selling over 1,000,000 copies. They received the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, and they just released their latest a
103 - James MacDonald
Jul 4, 2018 • 40 min
Formerly with the Life Is Good Festival, James started Festival At The Farm in Canton, MA which will take place in September and features Amos Lee, Dawes, and former ATB guests Martin Sexton, Ali McGuirk and Jesse Dee as well as one of our upcoming guests
102 - James Burton and Will Koffel
Jun 28, 2018 • 44 min
We took a trip to beautiful Symphony Hall in Boston to sit with Tanglewood Festival chorus conductor and Boston Symphony Orchestra choral director James Burton. Joining us was choir member by night and Google start-up entrepreneur by day, Will Koffel.
101 - Jim Olsen
Jun 20, 2018 • 36 min
With a background in radio, Jim Olsen co-founded Signature Sounds with Mark Thayer in Northampton, MA in 1995 and works with some of the finest singer-songwriter, Americana, modern folk and rock musicians around.
099 - Mickey Hart - Part Two
Jun 15, 2018 • 36 min
Meet Mickey Hart: part philosopher, scientist, shaman…and passionate drummer. Mickey and The Grateful Dead have offered up the groove and the melody for some of the most iconic themes of our generation.
098 - Mickey Hart - Part One
Jun 13, 2018 • 32 min
Meet Mickey Hart: part philosopher, scientist, shaman…and passionate drummer. Mickey and The Grateful Dead have offered up the groove and the melody for some of the most iconic themes of our generation.
On Your Feet with Above The Basement - Take 5 Tuesday - A New Broadway
Jun 11, 2018 • 7 min
Here is our final installment of Take 5 Tuesday where we offer you a snippet of the conversation with On Your Feet! band members Jorge Casas and Clay Ostwald, two of the original members of the Miami Sound Machine.
097 - Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi
Jun 6, 2018 • 41 min
Illustrator and author Tony Diterlizzi got his start drawing for Dungeons & Dragons but soon began “worldbuilding” though his books that include Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, The Spider and Fly and with writer Holly Black The Spide
On Your Feet with Above The Basement - Take 5 Tuesday - Crash and Recovery
Jun 4, 2018 • 6 min
Here is our fourth installment of Take 5 Tuesday where we offer you a snippet of the conversation with On Your Feet! band members Jorge Casas (bass) and Clay Ostwald (music director/keyboards), two of the original members of the Miami Sound Machine.
096 - Ashe Gordon
May 30, 2018 • 40 min
Violist and holistic educator, Ashe has played all over the world with a number orchestras and ensembles, and has collaborated with many living composers including Thomas Adès, Steve Reich, and Jeffrey Mumford to name just a few. She has become a voice f
On Your Feet with Above The Basement - Take 5 Tuesday - Conga Time
May 28, 2018 • 6 min
Here is our third installment of Take 5 Tuesday where we offer you a snippet of the conversation with On Your Feet! band members Jorge Casas (bass) and Clay Ostwald (music director/keyboards), two of the original members of the Miami Sound Machine.
095 - Joyce Kulhawik
May 23, 2018 • 39 min
Joyce Kulhawik is an advocate for the arts in Boston and offers her insight and Theater/Movie reviews through her Joyce’s Choices blog. She is a motivational speaker and as a 3 time cancer survivor she has become a tireless crusader against cancer and h
On Your Feet with Above The Basement - Take 5 Tuesday - The Crossover
May 21, 2018 • 8 min
Here is our second installment of Take 5 Tuesday where we offer you a snippet of the conversation with On Your Feet! band members Jorge Casas (bass) and Clay Ostwald (music director/keyboards), two of the original members of the Miami Sound Machine.
94 - Town Meeting
May 16, 2018 • 46 min
We sat with Luke, Russ and Brendan Condon - three brothers from the Boston band Town Meeting.
On Your Feet with Above The Basement - Take 5 Tuesday - New Machine
May 13, 2018 • 6 min
We would like to introduce you to the story of Gloria and Emilio Estavez as told in Broadway’s traveling show: ON YOUR FEET! The Musical! You can now hear about it from the perspective of Jorge Casas and Clay Ostwald, two of the original members of the
In Concert Series 006 - Brent Shuttleworth - Live at Rapscallions
May 12, 2018 • 46 min
A performance by Brent Shuttleworth - Live at Rapscallions - April 11, 2018 in Acton, MA
093 - Brent Shuttleworth
May 9, 2018 • 37 min
Brent Shuttleworth is a talent who combinesa classic singer-songwriter vibe along with new beats and loops via a control surface. We talked about his journey and method, his love for visual art and expression, and how his terrifying assault by several men
092 - Dutch ReBelle
May 2, 2018 • 44 min
Hip-Hop artist and proud “Queen of the Bean”, Dutch ReBelle has earned national attention for her lyrical punch and powerful performances.
091 - On Your Feet
Apr 23, 2018 • 49 min
ON YOUR FEET! The musical is a story of rhythm and resilience. It covers the lives of Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan to and through success, and tells a story of setbacks and love.
090 - Cambridge Rindge & Latin HS
Apr 20, 2018 • 47 min
We sat with students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School as part of a music and society discussion.
089 - Ryan Montbleau
Apr 11, 2018 • 54 min
Singer-songwriter and bandleader Ryan Montbleau has been a relentless road warrior. His last album called I Was Just Leaving is a bit more introspective than his previous but certainly shows off his songwriting chops. His most recent project is a duo with
088 - Wu Man
Apr 4, 2018 • 39 min
Internationally acclaimed soloist, composer and educator, Wu Man is a master of the Pipa, an instrument that dates back almost 2000 years. Wu Man co-founded The Silkroad Project with Yo-Yo Ma and has collaborated with many illustrious composers including
087 - Jonatha Brooke
Mar 28, 2018 • 44 min
Jonatha Brooke’s first band - the critically acclaimed The Story with the talented Jennifer Kimball was the beginning of an impressive run of beautifully written songs that today culminate in her latest project – a Broadway musical play called My Mother
086 - David Minehan - Part Two
Mar 23, 2018 • 33 min
David Minehan is in the seminal Boston band The Neighborhoods and has been running Woolly Mammoth Sound for 20 years while also taking time to tour with Paul Westerberg and The Replacements as their lead guitarist.
085 - David Minehan - Part One
Mar 21, 2018 • 32 min
David Minehan is in the seminal Boston band The Neighborhoods that won the very first WBCN Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble in 1979 and has toured with David Bowie, The Ramones and Cheap Trick among others. He has since been running Woolly Mammoth Sound for 20 years
084 - RIPE - Part Two
Mar 16, 2018 • 30 min
Coming out of Berklee College of Music, RIPE has been called many things - from neo-soul to funk/pop to jam band - but whatever genre they fall into, their infectious licks, lyrical grooves and high energy performances made us immediate fans.
083 - RIPE - Part One
Mar 14, 2018 • 39 min
Coming out of Berklee College of Music, RIPE has been called many things - from neo-soul to funk/pop to jam band - but whatever genre they fall into, their infectious licks, lyrical grooves and high energy performances made us immediate fans.
082 - Waitress
Mar 7, 2018 • 40 min
Waitress The Musical, written by Jessie Nelson with original music and lyrics by six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, is currently on a US tour and while the Boston show has completed its run the tour will continue throughout the US over the next year
QP005 - SongwritingWith:Soldiers
Mar 6, 2018 • 15 min
We wanted to create a separate episode with the conversation we had afterwards with a US Marine, veteran Bill Auger, who shared the story of his first songwriting experience on the retreat with professional songwriter Darden Smith, and how the experience
081 - Mary Gauthier
Feb 28, 2018 • 37 min
Mary Gauthier didn’t pick up a guitar until later in life, and although finding success as a Boston restaurateur, certain events forced a change. Ten albums later she continues to tell stories of her past, her own healing, and the search for honesty and t
080 - Jay Keyser
Feb 24, 2018 • 37 min
Dr. Jay Keyser is known to many as MIT Professor Emeritus of Linguistics. He’s written several books and countless essays and poems throughout his prolific career centering in his love for language. Jay is a jazz trombonist in the highly regarded Aardva
079 - Mark Erelli
Feb 13, 2018 • 45 min
Massachusetts native Mark Erelli is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer and has been in the Boston music scene as a professional for almost 20 years.
078 - The Mom Episode
Feb 7, 2018 • 38 min
Chuck and Ron know all their listeners have frequently pondered the following question: What do our Mom’s think of Above The Basement? We decided to get to the bottom of it!
077 - David Wax Museum
Jan 31, 2018 • 45 min
We met with David Wax and Suz Slezak while on a 10 city tour as a duo - humming along the way with new creations of melodies and lyrics while at the same time teaching their kids a thing or two about language, culture and the road. Their music will both s
076 - Boston Children’s Chorus MLK Celebration
Jan 24, 2018 • 34 min
The final installment of our Boston Children’s Chorus episodes!
075 - Matthew Stubbs
Jan 17, 2018 • 42 min
We talked with Matthew Stubbs as he was just about to take the floor with his band Matthew Stubbs and The Antiguas for his 2017 Boston Music Award winning residency DownBeat Mondays at The Sinclair.
074 - Vancil Cooper
Jan 10, 2018 • 38 min
Vancil Cooper is an award winning jazz drummer, producer and musical director. We caught Vancil just before he departed for his 18 month journey as Hamilton’s principle drummer on the tour.
073 - Tom Odell
Jan 3, 2018 • 43 min
British pianist, vocalist and performer Tom Odell writes and sings from the soul and gives an unforgettable live performance with his band that is both modern and classic at the same time.
072 - Boston Children’s Chorus - Part Two
Dec 30, 2017 • 22 min
This is part two of our conversation as we invited some of the young singers to the conversation and got their thoughts on the wonderful experiences they’ve had with The Boston Children’s Chorus.
071 - Boston Children’s Chorus - Part One
Dec 30, 2017 • 38 min
In our two part conversation, Anthony Trecek-King, Ben Hires and several members of this outstanding and creative chorus discuss the connections among new friends, and the power of harmony.
070 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Dec 20, 2017 • 50 min
Ron and I took a special trip across the pond to London, England and sat with Lisa Rodio, Tim Steiner and Fraser Gordon at their rehearsal space in the North of London.
069 - Leland Sklar - Part Two
Dec 15, 2017 • 39 min
We traveled across the pond to London speak with legendary bassist and awesome human Leland Sklar the morning after his performance on tour with Phil Collins.
068 - Leland Sklar - Part One
Dec 12, 2017 • 39 min
We traveled across the pond to London speak with legendary bassist and awesome human Leland Sklar the morning after his performance on tour with Phil Collins.
067 - Carissa Johnson
Dec 5, 2017 • 50 min
Boston born and raised rocker Carissa Johnson plays with energy and attitude and her quick hitting songs are a throwback to gritty punk rock and roll.
066 - Vapors of Morphine
Nov 22, 2017 • 61 min
Vapors of Morphine is Boston’s own Dana Colley (baritone saxophone), drummer Jerome Deupree and New Orleans transplant singer/guitarist Jeremy Lyons.
065 - Kyle Bent
Nov 19, 2017 • 43 min
Kyle Bent has been rapping in Randolph, Massachusetts since the third grade and began recording his own material soon after that. Over the years he has honed his freestyle talents and become an introspective lyricist with a positive message.
064 - CONTACT
Nov 15, 2017 • 48 min
Indie electronic trio CONTACT with Matt Rhoades, Austin Bryant and John Mellino sat with us to talk about their dark, melodic orchestral pop with an ’80s post-punk influence.
063 - The Fray
Nov 12, 2017 • 33 min
We sat around a very tiny table in the art room of a local school with the Grammy nominated and chart topping band The Fray.
062 - Julie Rhodes
Nov 8, 2017 • 43 min
Julie Rhodes began singing in front of audiences only a few years ago and has taken Boston by storm. Her debut album Bound To Meet The Devil has garnered rave reviews for her beautiful, soulful voice and she has wowed enough people with her live performa
061 - Kris Delmhorst
Nov 1, 2017 • 56 min
Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Kris Delmhorst sat with us at Club Passim and talked about recording her new album The Wild, her upcoming tour, her dreams of having a porch to play guitar on with her musician husband Jeffrey Foucault (who co-produc
060 - Susan Cattaneo
Oct 25, 2017 • 49 min
Singer-songwriter and teacher at Berklee College of Music, Susan Cattaneo switched gears towards a life in music after finding a sign in the cracks of a sidewalk (there’s a song in there somewhere). She then took the big leap to join the amazing music com
059 - Alyssa Spector
Oct 18, 2017 • 42 min
Alyssa is the founder of Lysten Boston and has been booking, promoting and developing Boston bands and artists since 2014. This is the second year in a row she has been nominated for the Boston Music Awards Promoter of the Year. She also works for P
058 - Ryan Miller
Oct 11, 2017 • 58 min
Maybe you ran into Ryan in an apple orchard in Vermont, or possibly downtown Burlington. Perhaps you’ve heard him on the radio as lead singer and guitarist in the acclaimed group Guster. Ryan has built a career in scoring for film and also hosts a PBS T
057 - Justin Crowther
Oct 4, 2017 • 48 min
While touring as a rock drummer for Vermont’s own Waylon Speed!, Justin had a crazy idea: to manufacture vinyl records. In three years he has produced thousands of unique records riding the vinyl wave in Burlington, VT. The Burlington Record Plant is a la
056 - Roberto Plano
Sep 26, 2017 • 51 min
In 2001, twenty-two year old Roberto Plano won first prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition​. Sixteen years later he emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts with his family to continue his pursuit of music academia at Boston University Colleg
055 - Alastair Moock
Sep 20, 2017 • 50 min
Grammy nominated Folk and Americana singer-songwriter Alastair Moock became inspired by music at a young age when he first saw Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie in concert and has passed on that inspiration in his music and his educational programs in local sc
ICS003 - Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys - Live at The Sinclair
Sep 17, 2017 • 47 min
Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys - Live at The Sinclair
054 - Moe Pope
Sep 13, 2017 • 48 min
Indie hip-hop artist, rapper, songwriter and contemporary painter, Boston, MA native Moe Pope is a talent. His lyrics reflect his story - touching on community, fatherhood, love and the human condition.
053 - Blue Man Group - Part Two
Sep 8, 2017 • 38 min
This is part two of our conversation with Blue Man Group. We sat with resident General Manager Jonathan Screnci, Blue Man Mike Brown, and drummers Kyle Harris and Kevin Asmus before a performance at The Charles Playhouse. We come in just as Jonathan walke
052 - Blue Man Group - Part One
Sep 7, 2017 • 44 min
Blue Man Group is a dynamic mix of art, music, comedy and technology. Founded in 1991, this pop culture phenomenon has been seen by over 35 million people all over the world. Inspiring, brilliant and groundbreaking, the Blue Men - while not saying a word
051 - Ruby Rose Fox
Aug 30, 2017 • 50 min
This award winning singer-songwriter, actor and artist is a force to be reckoned with. Ruby’s deep, unique voice is surprising at first, but she soon pulls you into her resonant sound with powerful lyrics and amazing vocal range. Ruby pays homage to Leon
050 - State of the Conversation Q&A
Aug 23, 2017 • 35 min
So this is our 50th episode and Ronnie and I decided to have a State of the Conversation. What an amazing year! We’ve been downloaded in all 50 states (again, a nice round number) and in over 50 countries (we sense a trend here…). We can’t say enough
049 - Charles Haynes
Aug 16, 2017 • 48 min
Charles Haynes is a drummer, producer, musical director and strong believer in the power of listening. He learned this through constant gigging at one of Boston oldest family owned jazz clubs in Boston, Wally’s Café. Charles has toured with Ed Sheeran,
048 - Don Henley
Aug 10, 2017 • 50 min
This year marks the bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, local environmentalist, scientist and artist. After talking with the founder of the Walden Woods project, Don Henley, it becomes clear that Thoreau influences us all now more than ever
QP003 - Jeffrey Cramer
Aug 6, 2017 • 10 min
As we were sitting at The Thoreau Institute Library in Lincoln, Massachusetts waiting for Don Henley to arrive we were having a nice chat with Thoreau Scholar Jeffrey Cramer and decided to turn on the mics and have a quick discussion about Thoreau. Jeff i
047 - Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys
Aug 2, 2017 • 52 min
Seeing Walter and his band of merry musicians play live is a visceral experience not to be missed. With a mix of Dr. Teeth, Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, they bring legit musical chops, original songwriting and a magical artistry to the stage.
046 - Martin Sexton
Jul 26, 2017 • 21 min
If you have never seen or heard Martin play live, you should get tickets to his current tour immediately. With prolific songwriting, unique percussive guitar and beautifully soulful singing chops, Martin’s music rises to the surface from deeper themes of…
Quick Preview 002 - Walter Sickert talks “Some Freaks”
Jul 24, 2017 • 5 min
This is a quick preview of a conversation we had with Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys where they talk about scoring an amazing movie called Some Freaks – which was written and directed by Ian Macallister MacDonald.
045 - Dr. Lisa Wong
Jul 19, 2017 • 41 min
Dr. Lisa Wong is a musician and pediatrician, a violinist and educator, a wife, mom and mentor. From Hawaii she came to Harvard and has remained a New Englander and leader in music-medicine, and in a broader sense an expert thinker in the convergence of A
In Concert Series 002 - Honeysuckle - Live at Club Passim
Jul 12, 2017 • 59 min
This is the second installment of our In Concert Series featuring the wonderful band Honeysuckle. This was recorded June 30th, 2017 at the famous Boston venue Club Passim.
044 - Honeysuckle
Jul 5, 2017 • 48 min
We have been major fans of Honeysuckle from the moment we saw them on The Sinclair stage opening for The Ballroom Thieves. Fellow Berklee College of Music grads Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns and Chris Gooch Bloniarz have a sound that is difficult to descr
043 - Jewel
Jun 29, 2017 • 20 min
Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, author, mother and wellness advocate. Among her numerous accolades she has earned four Grammy Award nominations and sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Her newest project is called Never Broken. It is a road map t
042 - Jennifer Kimball
Jun 21, 2017 • 49 min
Jennifer Kimball was ½ of the critically acclaimed band The Story in the early 90’s, which was a springboard for her career as a solo artist. With her beautifully personal lyrics and haunting instrumentation, her latest album Avocet is something everyon
041 - Andy Cambria
Jun 14, 2017 • 44 min
An accomplished flatpicker, singer and songwriter, Andy is one of the many knowledgable musicians at The Music Emporium in Lexington Massachusetts – an amazing guitar shop that offers some of the finest old and new acoustic instruments on the East Coast
040 - Josh Bhatti
Jun 7, 2017 • 42 min
Josh Bhatti is with The Bowery Presents in Boston - a concert promotion and venue management organization that runs multiple venues in Boston including The Royale, Great Scott, Fete Music Hall in Providence, and the venue where we sat for our conversation
039 - Keith Lockhart
May 31, 2017 • 39 min
When Keith Lockhart left Cincinnati for Boston to lead the Pops and take over John Williams tenure, he was 35 years old - the same age as Arthur Fiedler at his start. In his 23rd year conducting the Boston Pops, Keith has made his own mark on a classic Am
038 - Jesse Dee
May 24, 2017 • 44 min
R&B Boston native Jesse Dee has been described as a guitar-playing soul man and a modern day trailblazer inspired by the old school. His great singing voice is complemented by his guitar riffs and a fantastic backing band.