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Anchorage singer-songwriter embarks on tour after winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest

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This article was originally written for the Anchorage Daily News.   The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for Quinn Christopherson and Nick Carpenter. After they were crowned NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest winners last month, the Anchorage duo was flown to Washington, D.C., to play their set at NPR headquarters. On Monday, they’ll head out on tour with NPR Music until the end of June. “I’m just so excited to get on the road […]

Anchorage singer-songwriter wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest

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Musician Quinn Christopherson, photographed in Anchorage on April 30, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

This story was originally written for the Anchorage Daily News.   Quinn Christopherson, a singer-songwriter in Anchorage who is Athabascan and transgender, has won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest — a nationwide competition that invites musicians to submit a video of one of their songs. “Quinn’s entry astounded our judge panel from start to finish. His powerful song ‘Erase Me’ is a nuanced take on his experience as a transgender man coming to terms with the […]