Linda Diaz Wins NPR Music ‘Tiny Desk Contest’ 2020

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New York City-based singer-songwriter Linda Diaz is NPR Music’s 2020 Tiny Desk Contest winner. Diaz won the top spot with her song, “Green Tea Ice Cream.”

“To me, Diaz’s song is about slowing down and trying to find moments to enjoy life,” NPR Music’s Bob Boilen wrote. “Hearing her sing the line, ‘you should be living out your dreams / but you’re tearing at the seams’ seemed particularly poignant this year as we’re all struggling to find balance in our lives.”

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Diaz’s competition included over 6,000 other entries from all 50 states in an unprecedented Tiny Desk Contest amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. “Linda stood out in a crop of thousands of talented musicians, but I knew early on that she was the one to beat,” Tiny Desk producer and Contest judge Bobby Carter added. “Her tone, her message and the band’s overall musical presentation were simply undeniable.”

Watch Linda Diaz perform “Green Tea Ice Cream” for her Tiny Desk Contest submission below and stay tuned for the singer-songwriter’s upcoming Tiny Desk (Home) Concert:


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