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Posted on: November 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] FREE Public Event -Gaelynn Lea Special Performance @ Arts West

Gaelynn Lea-Special Performance 11.2019

Presented by OU Performing Arts Series & Arts West. "Velvet Underground meets Little House on the Prairie." (Jeremy Ylvisaker) Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and has 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 appeared in 43 states and 7 countries - she's graced the stage of renowned venues like Nashville’s Music City Roots, The Kennedy Center, House of Blues and even BBC World News. “The way her voice resonates is so unusual and beautiful, like nothing I’ve ever heard before.” (Jess Wolfe, Lucius) 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. Gaelynn is currently working on a memoir to be released in 2020.


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