Recently NPR radio launched an online video contest that encouraged local musicians to record their own “Tiny Desk Concert” for a chance to play the real thing live on NPR. Here are some great submissions from Long Beach musicians.


Alyssandra Nighswonger

Alicia Murphy



The Fallen Stars

The Barrelhousers

Honey Whiskey Trio

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About the Author

Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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