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Tiny Desk Contest: Entries Public Radio Loves

There's only one Tiny Desk Contest winner, but so many other talented artists entered this year. Here are some that caught the attention of NPR Member stations around the country.
Clockwise from top left: Audible; Hobo Johnson and the LoveMakers; Joy Ike; St. Paul de Vence Source: YouTube

Earlier this month, NPR Music was thrilled to announce Naia Izumi as the winner of the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest. His virtuosic playing and soulful songwriting impressed the panel of judges and has since won him fans around the country.

But the Contest isn't just about one winner, it's about listening to musicians all over the country in order to discover new songs we can fall in love with. So many talented artists entered the Contest this year, from every single state in the country, so to celebrate those musical communities we asked some of our Member Stations to share their thoughts on the Tiny Desk Contest entries that caught their

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