Damnably & Attitude is Everything present: Gaelynn Lea at Cafe Oto, London


Price: £15 on door / £13.75 in advance


Gaelynn Lea

Damnably in association with Attitude Is Everything are proud to present an evening with Gaelynn Lea, in conversation with the BBC’s Nicola Standbridge and Attitude is Everything CEO Suzanne Bull MBE about her music, disability advocacy, accessibility and inclusivity in the arts.

This will be followed by an intimate live performance of her gorgeous music accompanied by fellow Minnesota musician and frequent collaborator Dave Mehling.

Doors open 7:30pm, followed by the program at 8pm.

The venue is wheelchair accessible, and BSL interpretation as well as captioning will be provided through generous support from Attitude Is Everything.

Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music.

In 2016, Gaelynn was named the winner of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert when her original song “Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun” rose to the top of over 6,100 submissions from around the US, chosen as the unanimous favourite among the contest’s six judges.

Actively performing since 2006, she has contributed to a number of musical projects and played alongside many notable musicians over the years, including Alan Sparhawk and Low, Charlie Parr, Billy McLaughlin, and The Decemberists. Her new album, “Learning How To Stay​“, is an 11-song collection that runs the gamut sonically from pensive and luscious to aggressive and intentioned, from folk to decidedly pop, and even includes a couple of traditional fiddle tunes. With her singular voice and deeply-affecting violin, she guides the listener through a journey that explores the contrasting nature of existence: dark and light, birth and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy.

Gaelynn is also a public speaker and activist around the topics of disability, finding inner freedom, and the power of music, using her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change.

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

Attitude Is Everything are a disability-led charity with 18 years of experience supporting non-profit and commercial organisations to make what they do more accessible and inclusive for Deaf and disabled people.

Damnably are a London based independent record label and gig promoter established since 2006.


The event will feature a mix of seated and standing areas. Please email info@damnably.com if you wish to request an accessible seating position. Deaf or disabled customers purchasing an ‘accessible ticket’ includes complimentary entry for a personal assistant or support worker.

If you have any other access questions, please get in touch via info@damnably.com.

BSL / captioning / step-free / accessible seating / accessible toilet


Cafe Oto, The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL

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