Gaelynn Lea is a violinist, songwriter, and disability advocate from Minnesota. In 2016 she won NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest and she's been on the road ever since, playing her unique mix of traditional fiddle tunes and haunting original songs. She released her third full-length album called Learning How to Stay in September 2018.
Since winning the Tiny Desk Contest, Gaelynn has played over 425 shows in 42 states and seven countries, adding nearly 100,000 miles to their Ford Econoline’s odometer. The singer-songwriter and violinist has graced the stage of renowned venues like Nashville’s Music City Roots, The Kennedy Center, House of Blues and even BBC World News. This she's been featured such as SXSW, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Green Man Festival, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Halifax Pop Explosion, Treefort Music Festival and Travelers Rest Festival (curated by The Decemberists).
“Karen Dalton and Joanna Newsom melt together in the form of Gaelynn Lea and set about absolutely obliterating your heart.” - Dan Auerbach (Grammy-winning artist and producer, The Black Keys)