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NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest Fueled by Lagunitas...

AND THE WINNER IS…

After watching, toe-tapping, and jaw-dropping to thousands of knock-out entries, one has managed to shine brighter than all the others … NPR is very excited to congratulate this year’s winner of the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest, Naia Izumi!

NPR Music’s Bob Boilen summed up Naia’s mystique best, “Naia Izumi’s electric guitar artistry is somewhere between the growling tones of Jimi Hendrix, while at the same time has the rhythm and melodic prowess of someone playing an African kalimba. He has a tenderness to his  voice that feels both aged and innocent with a talent that is bubbling and ready to blossom”. Watch and see for yourself: 

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SEE THE WINNER ON TOUR WITH NPR MUSIC & LAGUNITAS!

Part of the reason we fuel the contest year after year is helping bands reach more ears through beers. Naturally, the next step after recording their very own NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert video is to take their tunes on tour! 

Join us for Tiny Desk Contest: On the Road where you’ll not only see the winner, Naia Izumi, but you’ll catch some of our favorite local entrants from each region.

Washington DC - 5/7

•  Brooklyn, NY - 5/21

•  New York City, NY - 5/22

•  Denver, CO - 5/31

•  Twin Cities, MN - 6/1

•  Philadelphia, PA - 6/6

•  Petaluma, CA - 6/11

•  Seattle, WA - 6/13

•  Chicago, IL - 6/26

PAST WINNER: TANK AND THE BANGAS, LIVE AT LAGUNITAS

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Featured Artists: Pearl Hart // Dave Moisan // Fantastic Negrito // Erika Ryann // Phil Ajjarapu // Bay Bryan // The Wilde // Gringo // Marking Strangers // The Midatlantic // Madeline Tasquin // Midnight Snack // The Heartstring Hunters // The Moves Collective // Forst Sun with Ingrid Serban & Alisa Rose // Kyle Hartnett // The Humidors // Carpoolparty // Das Nix

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