The Tiny Desk online series features music performances shot at NPR in Washington with bands playing in a small space behind a desk. It has featured big names like Buffalo's Ani DiFranco, but is mainly an opportunity for little known musicians to get a following. Musicians compete in an annual contest for a spot in the series, with winners announced Monday. WBFO’s Nick Lippa spoke with Buffalo area artists who are hoping to be among the winners.
Get to know some of Buffalo's 2018 Tiny Desk Contest applicants
2. IAN MCCUEN
3. PARADE CHIC
4. 14 TRAPDOORS
5. MARK MINCARELLI
Jamestown songwriter Mark Mincarelli has been writing music for years—that includes jingles, satire, and songs like “Take Me Back”, which he entered in this year’s Tiny Desk Contest.