Hill Country Live Presents
“... A promising new artist who artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation.”
- Kim Ruehl, NPR Heavy Rotation
“...demonstrates the finesse and maturity of someone like Jason Isbell, 8 out of 10”
- Uncut Magazine
“Adding raw, punk brio to a folk-blues template…”
- Mojo Magazine
“...He has the songwriting chops and singing prowess of an aged blues legend.”
- The Bluegrass Situation
“Taking directions from Bourbon Street up to Beale Street and on to Maxwell Street, Jonah Tolchin’s Clover Lane deserves its rightful place on the map as a truly remarkable Americana/blues record.”
"Slow Burn, the debut album from stirring songstress Ali McGuirk, possesses the kind of intense introspection usually reserved for artists twice her age. The singer dives headfirst into the turbulent waters of heartbreak, longing, and adulthood with cognizance that is wistful yet liberating; raw yet still devastatingly beautiful."
- Candace McDuffie, Vanyaland
“Ali McGuirk is incredible. Let her voice stir your soul.”
"A soul singer who evokes comparisons to Amy Winehouse but rocks even harder."
- Steve Morse, The Boston Globe
"A single listen to 'Slow Burn' reveals that McGuirk’s labor of love is full of rewards. The record ranges from ’70s-style quiet storm to ’90s neo-soul to modern alternative R&B. What’s that mean? If you dig Marvin Gaye or Sade, Norah Jones or Ledisi, you’ll dig 'Slow Burn,'"
- Jed Gotleib, Boston Herald
“When she opens her mouth, people stop and take notice, captivated by her swooping, honeyed voice.”
-Paul Robicheau, The Improper Bostonian
Jonah Tolchin Album Release Show w/ Ali McGuirkThursday, August 29, 2019 9:00 PM