A Night with Gaelynn Lea and Courtney Krause
Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music. 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. Watch her resulting performance below.
Gaelynn Lea’s musical reach has expanded significantly because of the Tiny Desk Contest. She began touring nationally in September 2016 with her husband Paul in their 2002 Ford Econline – and they’ve been on the road ever since.
Gaelynn also does speaking engagements about disability, finding inner freedom, and the power of music. Gaelynn has a congenital disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bones Disease. In recent years, she has used her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change.
The Des Moines Register included Courtney Krause on its People to Watch in 2017 nominees list. She’s been making a name for herself around Iowa and touring nationally over the last couple years, performing songs from her 2015 debut: “Thoughts and Sound.”
The Basement // doors 6:30 // show 7pm // $10 adv // $12 DOS