Beyond the Groove & TMVOA: Music on the Green

Beyond the Groove & TMVOA: Music on the Green

Beyond the Groove Productions and the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) host singer-songwriter Ali McGuirk. Show takes place Friday, July 7, 5 to 7 p.m.Reflection Plaza in Mountain Village, adjacent to the Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection.

The FREE Music on the Green summer concerts occur every Friday through September 8, thanks to sponsors TMVOA; Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Collection; Telluride Ski & Golf; and the Town of Mountain Village.

To learn more about Music on the Green, contact the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) at (970) 728-1904 or visit and

Go here to learn more about Beyond the Groove Productions.

Go here to learn more about TMVOA.

And please scroll down for a preview of the show.

Growing up just outside Boston, McGuirk doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a singer. By college, after a couple decades of absorbing ’90s r&b,’70s singer-songwriters and classic soul 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 McGuirk an “artist to hear.” She also racked up nominations and wins at the Boston Music Awards and New England Music Awards. McGuirk’s standing-room-only residency at Somerville’s Bull McCabe’s Pub delivered electric performances.

On the recommendation of producer Jonah Tolchin (a star singer-songwriter in his own right), McGuirk traveled from her adopted home of Burlington, Vermont, to the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake to track much of her latest album Til It’s Gone. A sublime set of songs that pairs McGuirk’s trademark soul sound with rootsy turns and raw rock ‘n’ roll detours, the album began to bloom at the L.A. sessions. McGuirk remembers describing to Tolchin the vibe she envisioned for the record. She mentioned something about it being akin to the cool fusion of styles that Little Feat achieved in the ’70s – that funky, twangy, jazzy and thoroughly authentic feel. Tolchin suggested they just call up legendary Little Feat guitarist/mandolinist Fred Tackett and get him to lay down a few parts.

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