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“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 touring adventures and disability advocacy that she plans to release in 2022.

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!


Watch the Replay from June 20th: “Sunday Sessions” with Special Guest J. Mackenzie!

Sunday Sessions with Gaelynn Lea: Special Guest J. Mackenzie Sunday Sessions with Gaelynn Lea

Join Gaelynn Lea for a weekly conversation on creativity and resilience featuring a different special guest every episode. This week my guest artist is the fiction writer J. Mackenzie from Duluth, Minnesota!  We will discuss her daily writing practice, her literary influences, her plot and character inspirations, and the creation of her young adult fantasy novel, The Platya. This conversation originally aired on YouTube on June 20th, 2021. You can watch this episode in full (with closed captions) at the Gaelynn Lea YouTube Channel.  You can support "Sunday Sessions" by joining Gaelynn Lea on Patreon.FOLLOW J. MACKENZIE HERE: J. Mackenzie's Official Website FOLLOW GAELYNN LEA HERE:Gaelynn's Official WebsiteGaelynn's Patreon Team​Gaelynn's Bandcamp PageGaelynn Lea on SpotifyTIP JAR FOR THE ARTISTS (all tips will be split with the guest artist):Credit CardPayPalVenmoCashApp


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