zoo trippin'

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Y’all ready for this? The 2020 NPR Tiny Desk Contest is now open for submissions! And this year, WOSU wants to see more Ohio bands enter than ever before.

Zoo Trippin' performs in the WOSU studios for Broad & High. The band was named WOSU's local favorite from the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest.
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Zoo Trippin's Tiny Desk submission featured the five band members wearing sunglasses in a cement underpass, performing a stripped down version of their 2016 song "Great White Buffalo."

The acoustic, ukulele-strumming tune cemented their crowning as WOSU's local favorite from the 2019 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest, beating out 50 other bands from around Central Ohio. But it's far different than the bass-thumping, amped-up version they brought to the Broad & High studios.

Zoo Trippin' is WOSU's local favorite from the 2019 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest.
Zoo Trippin'

This year brought the toughest competition yet for the Tiny Desk Contest – and for WOSU to choose our local favorite. That's both a consequence of both quality and quantity: 50 Columbus-area bands submitted original music to NPR Music's competition.