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Gaelynn Lea


  1. 1.
    Someday We'll Linger in the Sun
  2. 2.
    Watch the World Unfold
  3. 3.
    Amazing Grace / Down to the River to Pray
  4. 4.
    The Long Way Around
  5. 5.
    Someday We'll Linger in the Sun
"Velvet Underground meets Little House on the Prairie."
Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and she's been on the road ever since playing her unique mix of haunting original songs and traditional fiddle tunes. So far the singer-songwriter and violinist has played over 500 shows in 43 states and 7 countries.
Gaelynn loves the creativity of recording and has released three full-length albums to date. In September 2019 she is releasing her newest standalone single, "The Long Way Around". Luscious violin loops, sparse but sparkling guitars & heartwrenching lyrics make this original song a melancholy delight. This song was inspired by the relationships that take work but are worth it in the end. Musical guests include LOW's Alan Sparhawk and Charlie Parr. It was mixed by Portland-based producer Tucker Martine at Flora Recording and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Robert Hadley in Los Angeles, CA.
In addition to performing and recording, Gaelynn also does speaking engagements about disability rights, finding inner freedom, and accessibility in the arts. In recent years she has used her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change. So far she's been able to share her perspective on PBS NewsHour, BBC World News, The Moth Radio Hour, and through two widely-viewed TEDx Talks. Gaelynn is currently working on a memoir about her touring adventures and disability advocacy that she plans to release in 2022.


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