McKain Lakey is an Arkansas-based musician whose work investigates themes of oppression and empowerment through the richness of American folk traditions. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, McKain performs as a solo artist, as part of the duo Woolly Breeches, and with other bands by invitation. She is an educator and facilitator who work with groups of all ages and backgrounds to deepen their understanding of the historical and technical foundations of music and to encourage personal exploration of voice and creative power. She tours internationally, and recently participated as one of six women songwriters in Hedgebrook’s prestigious 2019-songwriter residency. McKain holds a degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.