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Pressroom Podcast: Musician Gaelynn Lea to release new album

Duluth musician Gaelynn Lea performs in 2016. (file / News Tribune)

Fiddle teacher-turned NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea has ditched the looping pedal in favor of a full band for her third full-length album, which is scheduled for release later this year.

News Tribune reporters Christa Lawler and Brady Slater talked to the musician and disability advocate, a return guest, about her upcoming shows in Iceland; the importance of accessibility for performers and audience members at venues; and the friends she’s made while touring the country — a list that includes fans and The Decemberists.

What we are into this week: Trampled By Turtles’ new album “Life is Good on the Open Road,” yoga, the Lakewalk and “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson.

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