Boston music, like its history, is unique.


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.

They have bridged topics like the environment with Eagles songwriter and drummer Don Henley, mindfulness with singer-songwriter Jewel, social justice with the amazing organization Boston Children’s Chorus and healing with Mary Gauthier through the wonderful program SongwritingWith:Soldiers.

Chuck and Ronnie have also spoken with highly acclaimed local artists and organizations including Keith Lockhart, Blue Man Group, Sally Taylor, Jennifer Kimball, Moe Pope and Alastair Moock to talk about their own personal missions. 

Their guests are truly special and Chuck and Ronnie are honored to be part of their journey, while helping them tell their story.

Click the big collage of guests below for a few good examples of what we do!

Click the image above to some ATB samples!

Click the image above to some ATB samples!