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Gaelynn Lea to play the State Department

Since winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, Duluth violinist and singer Gaelynn Lea has landed gigs across the country, including a TEDx Talk at Yale University and in-studio performances at public radio stations. Her venues have ranged from schools to restaurants to a decommissioned Masonic temple. Last summer she played with Murder of Crows bandmate […]

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Friday Five: Gaelynn Lea, P.O.S, and more new Minnesota music videos

Gaelynn Lea, “Watch the World Unfold” Since winning last year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest, violinist/songwriter Gaelynn Lea has toured non-stop. But her newest video, a stop-motion piece by New Jersey’s Melanie Schantz, breathes tranquility. Lea and guitarist Al Church, along with a couple dozen other Minnesota artists, are headed to South by Southwest this week.  P.O.S, […]

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In TEDx Talk, Gaelynn Lea addresses America’s beauty culture

Using her violin, voice, and live looping pedals, singer-songwriter Gaelynn Lea is able to fill a room with undeniable emotion. A longtime standby of the Duluth music scene who gained national recognition when she won last year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest, she often speaks about living with a disability, overcoming hardship, and the true joy of music. […]

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Watch Gaelynn Lea join Lucius onstage at First Avenue

Last night, Lucius played a sold-out concert at First Avenue’s Mainroom, and they welcomed a local guest onstage: none other than Gaelynn Lea, the Duluth singer-songwriter who recently made national headlines when she won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. Lucius’s Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe were both judges in the contest. “Hers was the one melody […]

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