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w Naomi Nye
at Black Birch Vineyard
Sunday, August 6th
SHOW 6:30pm / DOORS 5:30pm
ADV $22 GA / $20 Members
DOS $27 GA / $25 Members
“A spellbinding work of timeless soul beauty, offering a tasteful fusion of classic stylings with a bright modern sheen.” - Under The Radar
“‘All Back’ feels like it could exist somewhere outside of space and time — it could be on a record in the background of a party in a 1970s bungalow, or it could be on your Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify. Either way, it’s a great listen.” - Consequence of Sound
With most recent album Til It’s Gone, Ali McGuirk delivers a sublime set of songs that pairs her trademark soul sound with rootsy turns and raw rock ‘n’ roll detours. McGuirk co-produced il It’s Gone with Jonah Tolchin (a star singer-songwriter in his own right) and a set of session legends: Little Feat guitarist/mandolinist Fred Tackett, organist Larry Goldings (James Taylor, Norah Jones), singer Valerie Pinkston (Ray Charles, Luther Vandross), percussionist Lenny Castro (Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder). They provided the astounding chops, but the true magic of the album comes from McGuirk’s singular voice as both singer and songwriter. The nine tracks run from intimate introspection to wider meditations on oppression and justice, from tough r&b and tender soul to big rock guitar and twangy folk. Each song succeeds because McGuirk has composed a dynamic, hypnotic frame for her vocals.
More About Ali McGuirk: Growing up just outside Boston, McGuirk doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a singer. In her teenage years, she found inspiration from vocalists like Lauryn Hill and Aretha Franklin, eventually gravitating toward powerhouses like Sarah Vaughan and Abbey Lincoln in college. After a couple of decades of absorbing ’90s r&b,’70s singer-songwriters, and classic soul and jazz of every era, McGuirk found her own aesthetic: earthy, pure, propelled by a voice capable of whispering dark truths or belting out big hooks on her originals. Boston responded with a wave of love. The Boston Globe named her an “artist to hear.” She racked up nominations and wins at both the Boston Music Awards and New England Music Awards. Her standing-room-only residency at Somerville’s Bull McCabe’s Pub delivered electric performances. Til It’s Gone also features key contributions from McGuirk’s Boston bandmates such as guitar ace Jeffrey Lockhart.
Spots are first come first serve.
Bring your own low back lawn chair and/or blanket.
NO tents or shade umbrellas.
On-site bathrooms provided.
Absolutely no outside beverages.
Outside food is allowed, local food vendors + food trucks will be on site when possible
All persons, including children* need a ticket.
*If the child is able to walk, a ticket is required.
Carpool if you can!
Past BBV concert series performers include: Rachael & Vilray, Chris Smither, Dar Williams, Aoife O'Donovan, Ryan Montbleau, Winterpills, Darlingside, Heather Maloney, & more.
For more information visit signaturesoundspresents.com/bbv
Date & Time
Sun, Aug 6, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM