Above The Basement

Above The Basement

BOSTON MUSIC AND CONVERSATION













WITH

CHUCK CLOUGH & RONNIE HIRSCHBERG

Boston music, like its history, is unique


conversations about music and...



The latest...

Episode 130 - Ari Hest

A conversation with Ari Hest

A conversation with Ari Hest

Recorded February 25, 2019

With a distinctive voice and beautiful melodies, Ari Hest has carved out a diverse career as an independent artist. Several of his songs have appeared on TV and Film soundtracks, and 2014 collaboration with Judy Collins earned him his first Grammy nomination for their album Silver Skies Blue.

Now with a brand new baby in the mix, he and his wife, the very talented musician Chrissi Poland, have settled in the South Shore of Massachusetts.

We sat with him at Lucky Finn Café overlooking the harbor in Scituate, Massachusetts. While sipping our espressos, we talked about how he started out in music, guitars, collaboration and babies.

Special guest co-host David Moore otherwise known as MALIN sits in for Ronnie Hirschberg this time around.


The previous...

Episode 129 - Livingston Taylor

A conversation with Livingston Taylor

A conversation with Livingston Taylor

Recorded February 04, 2019

Boston’s own Livingston Taylor is a musician, teacher and interested man.

Yes – we said interestED, not interesting. Not that Livingston isn’t interesting, because he certainly is. This will all make sense in our conversation.

Liv is a full professor at Berklee College of Music where he teaches Stage Performance.

He is currently celebrating a 50+ year career with a brand new album called "The Best of LIVe – 50 Years of Livingston Taylor Live". This album has 11 tracks from his upcoming box set of the same name featuring unreleased live performances spanning his career from 1969 through 2016.

There is also a fantastic documentary called "Livingston Taylor: Life Is Good” that won The Van Gogh Award for the Feature Documentary category at the Amsterdam International Film Festival and you can check that out on Amazon.

Livingston has played with Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull to name just a few and he continues to play and tour internationally.

Liv flew in from Martha’s Vineyard (and I mean he actually flew himself in as he is an instrument-rated pilot) to have a truly great conversation in his Watertown offices with us.

We talked about teaching, performance, learning and even about Steel manufacturing – he’s a man who has an insatiable thirst for being interested and he will tell you without asking that he loves you.

And he means it.


Coming soon...

Episode 131 - A Far Cry

A conversation with A Far Cry

A conversation with A Far Cry

 

Also coming...

Kabir Sen

Billy Beard

Madeleine Steczynski of Zumix

and others to be listed shortly…