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Gaelynn Lea

Image: Gaelynn is sitting backwards in a plain desk chair holding a green coffee mug. Next to her is a desk with a rotary telephone and a cup filled with pencils. She is wearing a sleeveless dress and has a white hair clip in her short brown hair. She is caucasian with dark brown eyes. Her limbs are shortened and bent. The backdrop of the image is a wall of amplifiers and a large drum. This photo was taken in a recording studio. Photo credit: David Mehling

Contact Gaelynn: Gaelynn at gaelynnlea.com 

I am a musician and public speaker from Minnesota. In 2016 I was named the winner of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest. I have been touring nationally and internationally ever since. I am passionate about accessibility and the arts. 

You can find Gaelynn at her website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @gaelynnlea

Recent clips: 

ViolinScratches, May 2018: Gaelynn Lea’s List for Venues, Bands and Promoters to Make the Music Industry More Accessible

ViolinScratches, May 2018: On Mental Health (Remember You Are Loved)

ViolinScratches, April 2017: Sexuality, Disability & the Journey to Inner Freedom

Gaelynn is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference (video and voice)

Languages: English

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