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Gaelynn Lea

Gaelynn Lea

Aug 23rd 2017 @ Brixton Windmill

Brixton, United Kingdom
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
8:00 PM
**GAELYNN LEA (Duluth, MN)**

After winning NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest and touring with fellow Duluth residents Low, Gaelynn Lea' and her beautifully haunting music is now reaching a wide audience. She has been booked to appear at this year's Green Man Festival and we are delighted to welcome her to the Windmill.

A classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, poetry, and sonic exploration.

Gaelynn released her debut solo album entitled All the Roads that Lead Us Home in November 2015. It pays homage to the traditional fiddle tunes and beloved standards that Gaelynn has been playing for over a decade. But of course, there is a twist! Gaelynn used her Memory Man looping pedal to create winding layers of sound underneath these familiar melodies.

She is also in The Murder of Crows, an atmospheric alternative duo with Alan Sparhawk. Together they recorded an EP titled Imperfecta in 2012. Their original song When We Were Young was featured on the Sundance Channel's acclaimed drama Rectify in June 2014.

In addition to her musical career, Leawho has a congenital disability, Osteogensis Imperfecta (also known as Brittle Bones Disease)is committed to advocacy for people with disabilities as well as positive social change. She is frequently booked for speaking engagements regarding this platform, as well as inspirational talks discussing her love of music.

Karen Dalton and Joanna Newsom melt together in the form of Gaelynn Lea & set about absolutely obliterating your heart. Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)

https://www.facebook.com/gaelynnlea

https://violinscratches.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6oSeODGmoQ&t=1043s

https://soundcloud.com/gaelynn-lea/sets/album-sample

Plus special guests:

**CHILDHOOD (Acoustic Set)**

We're delighted to announce as special guests CHILDHOOD who will be doing a stripped down duo set tonight featuring songs form their widely-acalimed new album Universal High.

http://www.childhoodband.com