Above The Basement

Above The Basement


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Episode 109 - Will Dailey

 A conversation with Will Dailey

A conversation with Will Dailey

recorded July 8, 2018 

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 OK with that.

With his latest album Golden Walker, Will wants you to turn off those distractions. To drop the needle on the album and listen.

We loathe to place Will into a nice box by calling him a singer-songwriter, because somehow it is not quite so simple. What we can say about him is that he is a very thoughtful guy and we really enjoyed spending time with him to talk about that missing connection, being an indie artist and having no regrets.

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Episode 108 - Arnold McCuller

 A conversation with Arnold McCuller

A conversation with Arnold McCuller

recorded July 3, 2018 

Arnold McCuller. As his website states – you may not know the name, but you certainly know the voice.  

Every summer, James Taylor and his wonderful band heads to Tanglewood for their yearly concert and we jumped at the opportunity to see if we could speak to someone we had just seen on our London trip last year when we caught Phil Collins on his Not Dead Yet tour at Royal Albert Hall.

We met up with Arnold in a town just outside of Tanglewood at his hotel over oysters and deviled eggs.  

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 Franklin, Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt to name just a few – while also touring on his solo work.

Arnold is a funny guy and we had a great and fairly hilarious conversation. 

We think James Taylor said it best when he said “Arnold McCuller is what’s going on, that’s always been the case and it always will be.”


Coming soon...

Episode 110 - Jimmy Connor

 A conversation with Jimmy Connors

A conversation with Jimmy Connors