Tiny Desk winner returns to Charleston next week

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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 TODAY JANUARY 21, 2020

Campbell, Virginia - 2 p.m., Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville.

Fisher, Helen - 6 p.m., Cunningham - Parker - Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Johnson, Linda - 2 p.m., Highland Memory Gardens, Chapmanville.

Kessler, Carolyn - 5 p.m., Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

King, Charles - Noon, Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Nitro.

Pauley, Bernice - 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Sigman, Christopher - 2 p.m., Propps Family Cemetery, Summersville.

Williams, Archie - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.