Watch Michigan Entries For NPR's Tiny Desk Contest 2018

Apr 4, 2018

A still from Samantha Cooper's Tiny Desk video

NPR Music is once again hosting their Tiny Desk Contest. It's a competition where unsigned musicians from all over the U.S. send in a video of themselves performing at a desk. The winner will get to play at NPR's Tiny Desk in Washington D.C., go on a national tour, be featured on NPR's "Ask Me Another," and take part in other NPR events. 

Here at WMUK, we want to celebrate our local musicians entering the contest. Scroll through to see the video entries from musicians in your back yard. We'll post the videos as they become available.

Samantha Cooper of Kalamazoo

"Last Chance" by Pathetique from Kalamazoo

'Til The Cowboys Come Home of Kalamazoo

Kaitlin Rose of Kalamazoo

Pete Schumann of Kalamazoo

Borr + McFerrin of Kalamazoo

Brian Koenigskneckt of Kalamazoo

Gifts or Creatures of Kalamazoo

Chuck Whiting of Kalamazoo

Sean McDaniel of the South Haven band Me3Mind

The Moonberries of New Buffalo

Russ Kendrick Martin of Montgomery, Michigan

Mark Lavengood of Grand Rapids

Valentiger of Grand Rapids

Curved Earthward

Jack Droppers & The Best Intentions of Grand Rapids

The Crane Wives of Grand Rapids

The Bootstrap Boys of Grand Rapids

Fauxgrass of Grand Rapids

Lighting Matches of Grand Rapids

Sandra Effert of Grand Rapids

Between the Pines of Grand Rapids

Deep Greens & Blues of Grand Rapids

Frances Bennigan of Lansing

Eric Edwin Burmeister of Holland

Crooked Spires of Holland

Chris Clayton Loop of Zeeland 

Chris DuPont of Ypsilanti 

Jessica in the Rainbow, Grand Haven

The Hacky Turtles of Traverse City

Seth Bernard of Lake City, Michigan

Here's some from our neighbors in Indiana:

Kevin Scott Joiner and the Hidden Chambers of South Bend, Indiana

Lalo Cura of Goshen, Indiana

Garland Windle, based out of Northern Indiana