‘Funk Plus One’ w/Chris Funk of The Decemberists – Episode 1

Grammy nominated artist and multi-instrumentalist for The Decemberists Chris Funk has a new series called Funk Plus One, which finds him on the road in search of surprising and extraordinary people in music. The first episode featuring Gaelynn Lea has been embedded below.

You won’t find another musician quite like Gaelynn Lea. Based in Duluth, Minnesota, she’s a folk singer and violinist classically trained in Celtic and American fiddle traditions and has been honing her craft for the past 20 years. Born with brittle bone disease, she invented a new way to play her instrument, holding her violin upright as one would a cello. Combining her classical training with traditional Celtic sounds and a loop pedal, Lea has devised an entirely new style of music, bewitching the internet with her melancholic, haunting ballads.