Classically trained violinist and songwriter, Gaelynn Lea, has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, with an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry, and sonic exploration. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country.
Gaelynn is currently working on her fourth studio album, with musical contributions by Al Church, Dave Mehling, Martin Dosh, Andrew Foreman, and Alan Sparhawk, set to be released in 2018. You can donate to the project and pre-order a copy of the album here: gofundme.com/gaelynnlea.
On October 3 from 7-9 p.m., Gaelynn will be sharing her passion and experience with the Fort Collins community at the Music District. She will speak about the Tiny Desk experience, from how she picked her song to what it was like to be contracted on a major project, to creating the Tiny Desk video. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear more about how this has affected her career, what opportunities arose from it, and more. Following the Q&A, Gaelynn will perform.
The event is free with an RSVP on The Music District’s website here: themusicdistrict.org/product/gaelynn-lea-tales-of-the-tiny-desk.