NPR Music recently announced the winner of its second Tiny Desk Contest: singer and violinist Gaelynn Lea of Duluth, Minn.
More than 6,000 artists from around the country submitted original videos for the chance to perform at NPR headquarters in Washington. Denver's Rossonian was among those artists, and NPR Music today highlighted the band's entry as one of "10 More Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Loved."
NPR Music writes:
Rossonian's entry, "Love In A Wasteland," was unique from basically every angle. Everything about lead singer Seth Evans' pants is superlative. The band's cosmic R&B is delightfully strange. And it even managed to play behind an exceptionally tiny desk. Yet perhaps the most singular element of this entry happens off-screen and takes less than a second. They recorded at Blue Silo in Colorado near the train tracks, and you can hear a train rush past at 1:04. It's the only thing that grounds this extraterrestrial band firmly in our earthly realm.
Watch Rossonian's submission above.
NPR's article also highlights an entry filmed in southwestern Colorado. The submission from New Mexico artists Def-i And The Delbert Anderson Trio was shot in Cortez:
Read our roundup of 10 favorite Colorado Tiny Desk Contest entries -- which includes Rossonian -- and listen to OpenAir's Alisha Sweeney chat with CPR News's Ryan Warner about the many Colorado submissions in 2016.