Hi Res Photo Gaelynn Lea Credit to EvrGlo Media

“Velvet Underground meets Little House on the Prairie.”  

Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and not long after she hit the road with her husband Paul. So far she has toured in 45 states and 9 countries, captivating audiences around the world with her unique mix of haunting original songs and traditional fiddle tunes. Gaelynn Lea has appeared in several major festivals over the years, including SXSW, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Reykjavik Arts Festival. She has also opened for well-known bands such as Wilco, The Decemberists, LOW, The Jayhawks, and the industrial rock supergroup Pigface.

In addition to performing and recording, Gaelynn also does speaking engagements about Disability Rights, finding inner freedom, and accessibility in the arts. She uses her music as a platform to advocate for disabled people and to promote positive social change. In recent years, she has shared her perspective on PBS NewsHour, OnBeing with Krista Tippett, The Moth Radio Hour, NowThisThe Science of Happiness Podcast, and via two widely-viewed TEDx Talks. Gaelynn Lea is currently working on a memoir about her childhood in Minnesota, touring adventures, and disability advocacy.

Gaelynn Lea began performing weekly YouTube concerts called “Sunday Sessions” when the pandemic interrupted her touring schedule in March 2020. Fans from all over the world continue to join her on Sunday afternoons for this interactive concert series which features improvisational live-looped violin, original songs, and a different special guest every episode. Captions are provided for Deaf and hard-of-hearing music lovers. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions, comment, and share life updates in the chat… It’s an online music club that everyone is welcome to join! To top it all off, Gaelynn recently started editing her conversations with the guest artists into a weekly audio show called “Sunday Sessions: The Podcast” on Spotify and iHeartRadio.

TUNE IN FOR GAELYNN LEA’S WEEKLY SHOW ON YOUTUBE

Watch the Replay from July 25th: “Sunday Sessions” with Special Guest Namel “Tap Waterz” Norris of 4 Wheel City!

CHECK OUT GAELYNN LEA’S WEEKLY PODCAST

Listen to Episode 6 of “Sunday Sessions: The Podcast” with Guest Artist Namel “Tap Waterz” Norris from 4 Wheel City!

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