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Monterey Bay Area Musicians Make an Impressive Showing in the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest

SambaDa of Santa Cruz in its Tiny Desk Concert Contest entry.

NPR Music will soon announce the winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest.  More than 6000 musicians from across the country, including the Monterey Bay Area have entered.  Check out the local entries below.


Alex Ramirez of Monterey singing "The Same Way"

Amy Warren of Monterey singing "Call You Home"

Sean Ryan of Monterey singing "Zombie Heart"

Derek Bodkin of Seaside singing "The Realist"

Tim Ryan of Salinas singing "Will You Be Mine"

Whammy of Carmel singing "Only the Broken"

Lillie Lemon of Monterey singing "Sinking"

Harmacy of Salinas singing "Starlight Eyes"

Midnight Thieves of Salinas "Night Falls"

Valley Soul of Carmel singing "Friends"

Eric Winders & Whiskey West  of Santa Cruz singing "Terlingua"

Paul Sadoff of Santa Cruz singing "Homecoming"

The Jolly Llamas of Santa Cruz singing "Haunted Heir"">Winter Quarters of Santa Cruz singing "The Surf"

Ghost Train of Santa Cruz singing "Brenda"

The Painted Horses from Santa Cruz singing "Daisy"

SambaDá of Santa Cruz singing "Jamais Esquecerei"

April Randol of Santa Cruz singing "Stunning Dusk"

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen of Santa Cruz singing "A Talk of Consequence"

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra of Santa Cruz singing "Preach 'Em Now"?

Eva Ulysses of Santa Cruz singing "So Long"

Amanda West of Santa Cruz singing "Drink It Up"

Eve of Eden of Santa Cruz singing "More than Anything"

Alex Thompson of Santa Cruz singing "To Blind"

Joe Kaplow of Santa Cruz singing "My Home is a Fleeting Moment"

PYROMIDS of Santa Cruz singing "Dish Duty"

Cygne of Santa Cruz singing "The Ocean"