September 14, 2021, Washington, DC — Now on Early morning Edition, NPR Music announced the winner of the 2021 Little Desk Contest, its once-a-year lookup for the upcoming great undiscovered artist to participate in a Tiny Desk concert. NPR Songs is proud to announce singer-songwriter Neffy, of Arlington, Va., is this year’s winner. Tune in to All Points Regarded as this afternoon to listen to Neffy’s very first exclusive NPR job interview.
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“Neffy’s music stood out amongst the countless numbers of 2021 Tiny Desk Contest entries as a common cry to split no cost of constraints and celebrate nature’s beauty,” All Music Regarded as host and Small Desk creator Bob Boilen reported. “With an acoustic guitar and that uplifting voice, Neffy wowed our judges.”
Neffy’s personal entry captivated this year’s Tiny Desk Contest judging panel — together with Bob Boilen and Very small Desk producer Bobby Carter indie rock musician Phoebe Bridgers and rapper Tobe Nwigwe, both equally alums of the Little Desk 2020 Very small Desk Contest winner Linda Diaz and John Morrison from WXPN and Jewly Hight from WNXP.
“I would be lying if I explained I hadn’t dreamt about one thing like this,” Neffy said. “Now that the time has arrive it isn’t going to come to feel serious. But it also feels like all of the selections I built and the operate I put into using myself critically as an artist, led up to this minute.”
Neffy is no stranger to the Little Desk Contest, owning formerly submitted two entries: one particular last calendar year and one in 2018. In 2020, she was named as a receiver of the Emergent Seed grant in Washington, D.C. for her tune “Hanging On Far too Very long.” She also self-produced an EP identified as I Never Miss out on You.
Since the Very small Desk staff has been operating from house for the moment, NPR Songs has been producing Tiny Desk (household) concerts in response to ongoing social-distancing measures: performances with the exact personal Tiny Desk spirit in configurations all above the entire world. The collection capabilities recent performances by Tom Jones, The Isley Brothers, Sleater-Kinney, Younger Thug, Maple Glider, Lucy Dacus, Bleachers and more. Keep tuned for Neffy’s Tiny Desk (dwelling) concert.
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