Music On The Green: R.O. Shapiro, 7/28!

Beyond the Groove Productions and the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) host singer-songwriter R.O. Shapiro. Show takes place Friday, July 28, 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 tmvoa.org and facebook.com/BeyondTheGroove.

Go here to learn more about Beyond the Groove Productions.

Go here to learn more about TMVOA.

R.O. Shapiro, courtesy Beyond the Groove

R.O. Shapiro is a peddler of original Americana music, carefully crafted and soulfully sung.

R.O. (Raphael Odell) Shapiro was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in Sag Harbor, an old whaling town at the very eastern end of Long Island. He started performing at an early age, first with dance and then musical theater, before picking up guitar at the end of high school. He attended Yale University, still focusing on theater, but spent a lot of his evenings singing with a cappella groups, a rock band, and a choral folk ensemble called “Tangled Up In Blue” (TUIB).

After graduation, R.O. moved to New York City to pursue acting, but also started picking up some gigs at small venues playing music. When he realized he was more excited about playing in dive bars than on Broadway, he packed up and headed out west to California.

In California, he teamed up with fellow TUIB alum, Jenner Fox, forming the band “Odell Fox.” The duo started touring almost immediately, cultivating an energetic and intimate live show experience that R.O. has continued to build upon as a solo artist.

The pair moved to Austin, TX, where they released two records, the Moon Shiner EP in 2016, and Thank You in 2017. When the band parted ways at the end of 2017, R.O. stayed in Austin, gigging regularly in the hallowed venues of that world famous music scene. It was then he developed the full-band, electrified sound that you can hear on 2020’s King Electric Sessions his first release since leaving Odell Fox.

R.O. has drawn comparisons to Ray LaMontagne, Josh Ritter, and Nathaniel Rateliff, and is currently based in San Diego, CA.

The 2023 Music on the Green line-up features:

4-Aug South Austin Moonlighters
11-Aug Seth Walker
18-Aug Cousin Curtiss
25-Aug Ethan J. Perry
1-Sep The Sweet Lillies
8-Sep JD Clayton

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