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Gaelynn Lea Photo by Michael K. Anderson

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Gaelynn Lea

Sept. 9
7 p.m.
$12-$15
Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Gaelynn Lea’s new EP, The Songs We Sing Along the Way (which includes a stunning studio version of her recent NPR Tiny Desk Contest-winning track “Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun”) is imbued with the wistful melancholy of classic Irish folk songs, given a modern twist due to her looping violin strains. That layered effect creates a hypnotic, elegiac tone that blends perfectly with her plaintive vocals and introspective lyrics. But shrouded within the darker edges of her somber material is a boundless sense of hope that leaves the listener uplifted and encouraged. Especially when you witness Lea perform her songs in person. She will be joined by Al Church at this show, a collaborator on the new EP as well as a high school friend of Gaelynn, who will be playing a solo set of his own as well as joining Lea during her performance. All ages.