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Songwriting Series: Gaelynn Lea

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join us for the second installment of our fall Community Conversations: Songwriting Workshop Series. Musicians and songwriters of all skill levels are encouraged to attend! If you are an absolute beginner who aspires to write lyrics or melodies, you will learn some tools and activities to help you get started. Or if you already have a few songs in your repertoire, you’ll gain some new prompts and a space to do more writing, receive constructive feedback, and meet other creatives.

Meeting Information

Songwriting Series: Gaelynn Lea
Wed, Oct 7, 2020 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CDT)
Meeting Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/379301309
Access Code: 379-301-309
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United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

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Email [email protected] to be added to our list. Captioning and ASL will be provided. Please let us know if you need other accommodations.

We are excited to welcome Gaelynn Lea to facilitate our second workshop!

If you enjoy our Community Conversations Songwriting Series, please consider making a Donation today.

About Gaelynn Lea

Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and not long after she hit the road with her husband Paul. So far she has toured in 45 states and 9 countries, captivating audiences around the world with her unique mix of haunting original songs and traditional fiddle tunes. Gaelynn Lea has appeared in several major festivals over the years, including SXSW, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Reykjavik Arts Festival. She has opened for well-known bands such as Wilco, The Decemberists, LOW, The Jayhawks, and the industrial rock supergroup Pigface.


Gaelynn Lea poses with her violin
Gaelynn Lea poses with her violin.

Gaelynn Lea performs from her electric wheelchair. She began playing violin 26 years ago after a creative music teacher helped her to adapt a playing style that suits her frame. Lea holds her instrument like a tiny cello and loops her classically trained rhythms and melodies with her Memory Man pedal to create a “symphonic cacophony that is both glorious in its reach and profoundly introspective”. (Ear to the Ground) Her original songs explore the contrasting nature of existence—dark and light, birth and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy. Gaelynn Lea’s “music is imbued with a melancholic poetry so potent it must be heard to be believed.” (Boston Globe)


In addition to performing and recording, Gaelynn also does speaking engagements about Disability Rights, finding inner freedom, and accessibility in the arts. In recent years, she has used her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change. So far she’s been able to share her perspective on PBS NewsHour, BBC World News, The Moth Radio Hour, and through two widely-viewed TEDx Talks.

Gaelynn Lea is currently working on a memoir about her touring adventures and disability advocacy that she plans to release in 2022. Since the Coronavirus pandemic halted her traveling, Gaelynn has been performing a weekly concert on YouTube to fans who join her every Sunday afternoon from all over the world.


Art Spark Texas challenges perceptions of how people contribute by creating an arts-inspired, inclusive community of individuals with diverse abilities.

If you enjoy our Community Conversations Songwriting Series, please consider making a Donation today.


October 7
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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