Date(s) - Sep 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunnyhill Live! opens its 2018-19 performance series with Gaelynn Lea. Since winning NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, Gaelynn has played over 250 shows in 42 states and seven countries. The singer-songwriter and violinist has performed everywhere from coffee shops and bars to schools and festivals. She has taken the stage at Nashville’s Music City Roots, The Kennedy Center, House of Blues, and even BBC World News. Summer 2018 saw Gaelynn featured at arts festivals in Iceland and Switzerland, the Winnipeg Folk Fest, and Travelers’ Rest Fest (curated by The Decemberists).
Her third album, Learning How To Stay, is an 11-song collection of folk and pop numbers and a couple of traditional fiddle tunes. Her singular voice and deeply-affecting violin are joined on the album by musical friends from her home state of Minnesota: Al Church, Dave Mehling, Marty Dosh, Andrew Foreman, and Alan Sparhawk.
In addition to performing and recording, Gaelynn Lea loves to do speaking engagements about disability awareness, inclusion in the arts, and leading an enriching life. Gaelynn has a disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones Disease) and she is a strong voice in the disability community. Gaelynn Lea believes society must prioritize accessibility so people with disabilities can participate in their communities and use their gifts without barriers or discrimination.
Read more and listen to Gaelynn Lea at https://violinscratches.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/gaelynnlea
The performance takes place in the 220-seat sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills (“Sunnyhill”) in Mt. Lebanon, PA. Refreshments will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission. The building and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Service dogs welcome.
A percent of ticket sales will be donated to one of Gaelynn’s favorite charities, Adapt (http://adapt.org/).
Advance Tickets Through Brown Paper Tickets (click Buy Tickets)
- $15 Adult
- $8 Students K-12
- A per ticket service fee is added to each ticket.
At the Door
- $20 Adult
- $10 Students K-12
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