Gaelynn Lea: Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun 

Gaelyn Lea, a classical violinist/fiddle player from Duluth, Minnesota, is the winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and I am so glad they introduced me to her music. With her violin, a loop pedal and her voice she creates these spellbinding, odd melodies and harmonies that remind me not only of Joanna Newsome (obvs) but also of this production of Peer Gynt I saw in Wales in the 90s that’s been haunting me since.

The winning video itself is incredibly simple, but her music and performance captivate you. She gave a great interview to Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton in which she talks about her approach to music, her project Murder of Crows (with Low’s Alan Sparhawk) and also her disability.

I’m so looking forward to her Tiny Desk performance.

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