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Sat, May 27 2017 7:00 PM

Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland
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Helen Newby & Anne Rainwater plus Ali Dineen & Hannah Sassoon (NYC)


Ali Dineen and Hannah Sassoon present original music as well as selections from U.S. folk traditions, including ballads, rags, blues and a shadow puppet cranky. This show is part of an epic summer 2017 tour going coast to coast and back again!

Ali Dineen is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She performs original acoustic folk music, as well as songs from U.S. folk traditions, and incorporates historical and sociopolitical commentary into her shows. Her music is personal and also political, and explores the intersections of personal stories with larger histories. Ali performs regularly around New York City, and has toured with Bread and Puppet Theater and different musical ensembles around the US. She and Hannah Sassoon have been collaborating for several years. Together, Ali and Hannah perform original music, ballads, and folk songs, and are thrilled to be able to tour as a duo this summer. They will be featuring songs from Ali's new album, Light Comes In.


Helen Newby continually seeks ways to expand the technical and expressive boundaries of her instrument through close collaboration with other innovative performers and composers. She received her Bachelor’s in Music from the Oberlin Conservatory and her Master’s in Cello Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Helen's passion for collaboration and experimentation has led her to premiere a number of new works by both emerging and established composers. Her premiere solo album, featuring commissions by David Bird, Danny Clay, Adam Hirsch, Kurt Isaacson and Haley Shaw, is set to release in early 2017.

Helen is a founding member of string trio Chartreuse, string quartet Amaranth, jazz sextet deturtle, and experimental noise quartet HK&tCS. She additionally performs with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.