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Vinny Golia

Haale is a NY-born singer and composer of Persian descent. She released two EPs in 2007, ‘Paratrooper’ and ‘Morning,’ to critical acclaim and in 2008 the full-length album, ‘No Ceiling’ which the Boston Globe called ‘a swirling gem…one of the year’s most memorable releases.’ She toured across the US, in Canada, and in Europe, playing such venues as the Bonnaroo Festival, the David Byrne-curated series at Carnegie Hall, the Mimi Fest, and Memorial Hall at UNC.

She will be performing music from her new project, The Mast, with percussionist Matt Kilmer, which features her undulating vocals, hypnotic electric guitar riffs, and his hyperkinetic, polyrhythmic drumming.

“Percussionists provided driving rhythms…over which Haale’s voice unfurled like a curlicue of smoke.” The New York Times

“An extraordinarily powerful vocalist. The emotions expressed in Haale’s songs are as warm and inviting as the sounds.” Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun Times

“Truly progressive artistry,” Global Rhythm