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Gaelynn Lea w/ opener Celisse Henderson

Joe's Pub

September 15

Doors at 6PM
Gaelynn Lea at 7:30PM

“Karen Dalton and Joanna Newsom melt together in the form of Gaelynn Lea and set about absolutely obliterating your heart.” -Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)

"Gaelynn Lea’s music is imbued with a melancholic poetry so potent it must be heard to believed.” (Boston Globe)

Gaelynn Lea began playing violin 20 years ago after a creative music teacher helped her to adapt a playing style that suits her frame. She performs from her electric wheelchair, holding her instrument like a tiny cello and loops her classically trained rhythms and melodies “to create a symphonic cacophony that is both glorious in its reach and profoundly introspective”. (Ear to the Ground) She was given the opportunity of a lifetime when she won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, and she certainly made the most of it. She and her husband Paul quit their jobs, sold their house, bought a van, and hit the road. Since they left almost two years ago, Gaelynn has played over 250 shows in 41 states and 8 countries. Gaelynn Lea is releasing her fourth studio album, "Learning How to Stay" on September 7th, 2018. Her singular voice and violin guide the listener on a journey which touches on some of life’s greatest mysteries. Come celebrate Gaelynn's new music during her NYC album release show at Joe's Pub. As NPR Music's Bob Boilen urged, "if she's coming to your town I suggest you don't miss this magical performer."

Celisse Henderson is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, performer and spoken word artist. Her deep and varied career has seen her on stage, from the recent revival of Godspell at Circle in the Square Theater to Bridget Everett’s Rock Bottom at Joe’s Pub at The Public; on television, in PBS’s The Electric Company, 30 Rock, Rescue Me and more; and in concert, at venues ranging from the Beacon Theater, supporting Mariah Carey, to MGM Grand Garden Arena, with PHISH to singing with Melissa Etheridge at the Apollo Theater. But it’s her prodigious talents as a singer-songwriter and musician that have defined Celisse the most as an artist. Her original music, powered by her soulful voice, is hard-rocking and blues-tinged with infectious hooks that stay with you.

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