When: Wed., Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m. 2018
In 2016, Gaelynn Lea conquered the second edition of NPR Music’s open-call Tiny Desk Contest. The singer-songwriter’s haunted, eerily beautiful looped-violin music beat out more than 6,000 entrants. Since winning the competition, she’s released two records: a Christmas collection and the brand-new pan-Americana album Learning How to Stay. In addition to playing music, Lea gives talks relating to disability awareness and representation in the arts. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare genetic disorder that primarily affects the skeletal system and has led her to play her violin upright, like a cello. Lea takes the stage on Wednesday, September 19, at the Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington.