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Gaelynn Lea // Bigfoot Yancey // Achilles Tenderloin

  • Pioneer 1110 Shelby Street Indianapolis, IN, 46203 United States (map)

Pioneer is pleased to bring you the winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Gaelynn Lea!

Sep. 21 // 9:30pm
$5 pre-sale // $7 door

Lineup :

doors @ 9pm
9:30pm ››› Gaelynn Lea
10:15pm ››› Bigfoot Yancey
11:00pm ››› Achilles Tenderloin




Gaelynn Lea Music

Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry and sonic exploration. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. Gaelynn Lea has been playing violin for over twenty years, developing an improvisational style all her own. She has performed alongside many notable Minnesota musicians over the years, including Alan Sparhawk, Charlie Parr, and Billy McLaughlin.
Check out her Tiny Desk Conert here :


Bigfoot Yancey

Bigfoot Yancey is an Indianapolis-based band that has developed a sound that draws upon inspiration from various genres but always rooted in Americana and the blue collar sound that has defined many parts of this country for decades. In an era where more and more musicians are relying upon technology, Bigfoot Yancey strives to keep their music as raw and stripped down as possible. This allows the listener to fully engage with the music in a very real sense. Their live performances echo this raw, down home feel with energetic and lively performances that acclimate themselves very easily in a wide variety of settings. The band has developed a solid following in the Indianapolis area by identifying themselves as the blue collar boys next door that just so happen to play a mean guitar, banjo, harmonica, and even a saw.


Achilles Tenderloin

A college librarian by day, Joe Augustine, aka Achilles Tenderloin, travels the tri-state area by night, making ink drawings and playing original songs. He considers himself a lyricist, more than anything, but over the years his untrtrained vocal and guitar chops have evolved into an unusual, recognizable style. His latest album, Stronger Than Wine, was released in August 2014 and features Cincinnati native Aaron Nell on trumpet and fiddle. The album was recorded and mixed by Chris Yakopcic at Street Sounds Recording Studio, in Dayton, OH. Stronger Than Wine is available on Bandcamp:

Earlier Event: September 20
D Strange : Pint Night SPins
Later Event: September 22
Charlie Ballantine Trio