“When she opens her mouth, people stop and take notice, captivated by her swooping, honeyed voice.”
—THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN
“The critical praise has been non-stop… and her sound has evolved into a fervent blend of R&B, folk, and classic soul. .”
Growing up just outside Boston, Ali 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 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.