Tiny Desk winner returns to Charleston next week


Fiddle player and singer/songwriter Gaelynn Lea was the winner of NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest with her song “Someday We’ll Linger In The Sun.”

Singer/songwriter Gaelynn Lea, 2016 NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk winner, returns to Charleston on Nov. 7 with a mix of original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle tunes. The singer began playing violin 25 years ago, after a music teacher helped her to adapt a playing style that suits her diminutive frame. Lea performs from an electric wheelchair, holding her instrument like a tiny cello, and loops her classically trained rhythms and melodies. The singer performs at the Elk City Playhouse, 218 Washington St. W. in Charleston. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15. Students and seniors are $8. For more information, visit violinscratches.com.

Funerals for Thursday, November 21, 2019

Bias, Kenneth - 7 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Carrow, Mildred - 1 p.m., Marmet Memorial Gardens, Marmet.

Coleman, Aaron - 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

Fore, George - 7 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Midkiff, Cleo - 2 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Outman, Roxine -  2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Shamblin, Cathy - 7 p.m., Christ Community Church, Scott Depot.