Ali Dineen is a multidisciplinary artist and educator born and raised in Queens. As a songwriter, her lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival. She was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer Foundations Residency in Taos, New Mexico in winter of 2020. She also works with local puppet troupe extrodrinaire The Boxcutter Collective, and is part of a duet with the inimitable Feral Foster. As an educator, Ali has taught harmony classes and private voice and instrument lessons to people of all ages for the past 6 years, including work with Reverend Billy's Stop Shopping Choir, the Bread and Puppet Theater, the Jalopy Chorus and the Pono Learning Center. Ali released her third album, Hold On, in 2020, and is currently working on a song cycle about Joan of Arc.