Gaelynn Lea

Singer, violinist, public speaker, disability advocate
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Gaelynn Lea

Singer, violinist, public speaker, disability advocate

Biography

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 appeared in 43 states and 7 countries – she’s graced the stage of renowned venues like Nashville’s Music City Roots, The Kennedy Center and House of Blues Chicago. 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.

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Gaelynn Lea Official Website:
www.violinscratches.com

Gaelynn Lea Patreon Page:
www.patreon.com/gaelynnlea

Social Media:
www.facebook.com/gaelynnlea
www.twitter.com/gaelynnlea
www.instagram.com/gaelynnlea
www.youtube.com/user/gaelynnlea

Music Videos and Interviews:

“Lost in the Woods” Music Video: https://youtu.be/Pk9lgimztD4
Paste Music Session: https://youtu.be/TAkpPx9B6aM
NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: https://youtu.be/n6oSeODGmoQ
PBS NewsHour: https://youtu.be/h5qQU2EwVnM
Great Big Story’s Funk + One: https://youtu.be/BcQg1hnQ0XM
POPSUGAR Interview: https://youtu.be/xd-d5IuS9Mk

Moth Radio Hour and TEDx Talks:

Moth Radio Hour: https://themoth.org/stories/accessibility-is-the-new-punk-rock
TEDxYale: https://youtu.be/akGYugciSVw
TEDxGullLake: https://youtu.be/L8ZLtiuHB8M
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