I recently submitted an entry to NPR's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. Have you heard of it?
Me along with many thousands of other indie bands and singer-songwriters will enter this second year of the contest. The grand prize winner gets travel expenses and performance opportunities to become a part of the NPR series. I have long loved the Tiny Desk Concerts hosted by NPR: When you are in a small room right in front of people and not hiding behind spotlights or fancy audio equipment, everything you have to offer is on display. It's very intimate. And some of my favorite music experiences have sort of ended up being of that ilk, both as a performer and as an audience member.