NPR Tiny Desk Winner returns to Elk City for show at the Elk City Playhouse

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More than an advocate for the disabled, Gaelynn Lea’s haunting voice and heartfelt lyrics have wowed listeners. The musician performs at 7 p.m. tonight at Elk City Playhouse in Charleston.

Tonight, singer/songwriter and 2016 NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk winner Gaelynn Lea returns to Charleston for a show at the Elk City Playhouse in the Elk City District on Charleston’s West Side. The diminutive Lea performs a mix of original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle tunes using a technique customized to accommodate her osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition that caused complications in the development of her limbs. Lea performs from an electric wheelchair, holding her instrument like a tiny cello and loops her classically trained rhythms and melodies. The show begins at 7 p.m. The Elk City Playhouse is at 218 Washington Street West in Charleston. Tickets for adults are $15. Students and seniors are $8. For more information, visit violinscratches.com.

FUNERALS FOR TODAY NOVEMBER 19, 2019

Baisden, Stephen - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danvillel.

Carper, Madgaline - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Casto, Pamela - 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Ferrell Jr., Jesse - Noon, Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Frazier, Robert - 11 a.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Jennings, Donald - 1 p.m., Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

Myers, Pauline - 2 p.m., Myers Chapel of Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Stover, Norma - 1 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Summers, Garnet - 1 p.m., Stevens & Grass Funerals Home, Malden.

Young, Louise - 11 a.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.