Duluth-based independent musician Gaelynn Lea made headlines when she won National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016. But she almost didn’t enter the contest that changed her life. Several years later, Lea’s music has been heard by millions and some of her wildest musical dreams have come true. But as a touring artist with a disability, Lea has to deal with a world that is not set up for her, so she recently decided to take matters into her own hands. KFAI’s Nancy Rosenbaum reports.
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