10 (Tiny Desk Entries) out of Tenn

This week, bilingual singer-songwriter Alisa Amador was announced as the winner of the 2022 edition of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest. Speaking from experience, as a former contest judge, it’s no easy task sifting through the heap of impressive entries. Clips come in from all over showcasing songs, voices and styles that stand out in their own way. Here, in no particular order, are 10 storytellers, mood-setters, instrumental virtuosos and swinging combos who submitted desk-side performances worth watching from right here in Tennessee.

Sista Strings (Nashville): 

LVNDR (Chattanooga):

Mille Manny (Memphis): 

Sundaes (Nashville): 

Jordan Occasionally (Memphis): 

Kashena Sampson (Nashville):

Sansol the Artist (Nashville):


Lydia Brittan & the Royal Family (Nashville):

Liv Greene (Nashville):

Milly Raccoon and the New Normal (Nashville):