NPR Slingshot 2018

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NPR Slingshot 2018

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018


In the fall of 2017, NPR Music and VuHaus‘ public radio network kicked off Slingshot, a collective effort among taste-making music stations to elevate exceptional emerging artists.

The inaugural class included Big Thief, Jamila Woods and Lo Moon. As the three artists traveled around the country, public radio stations produced videos, conducted interviews and recorded live performances, both on-air and on

In 2018, each music member station selected one Slingshot artist in January and will add more to the list throughout the year. Many, like WebsterX (nominated by Radio Milwaukee) and Haley Heynderickx (nominated by opbmusic), are important players in a station’s local music scene. Others, like Jade Bird (nominated by KXT), are rising stars from abroad. Keep an eye out for new additions throughout the year on our 2018 page.


Air Credit  (Chicago, IL)

Bedouine (Los Angeles, CA)

Brent Cowles (Colorado Springs, CO)

George Li (Lexington, MA)

Gracie & Rachel (Brooklyn, NY)

Haley Heyndrickx (Portland, OR)

Hello June (Morgantown, WV)

Hembree (Kansas City, MO)

The Hogan Brothers

Jade Bird (London, U.K.)

Knox Fortune (Chicago, IL)

Lawrence Rothman (Los Angeles, CA)

Liz Brasher (Memphis, TN)

McKinley Dixon (Richmond, Virginia)

Mt. Joy (Los Angeles, CA)

Octavian (London, U.K.)

Phoebe Bridgers (Los Angeles, CA)

The Shack (Queens, NY)

Sidney Gish (Boston, MA)

Thunderpussy (Seattle, WA)

WebsterX (Milwaukee, WI)