NPR Slingshot Best New Artist: 2018
(L-R) Slingshot artists Tonina, Snail Mail, Boy Pablo and Dermot Kennedy (photos: Benjamin Hovlandsdal, Daniel King/Courtesy of the artist, via NPR)
Over the past year, WFUV has worked with NPR Music and our public radio friends across the country, selecting some of most promising, emerging talents of 2018 as NPR Slingshot artists. Forty of these great acts were picked over the past 12 months—and for the first time, readers and listeners were asked to vote for their choice of NPR's Best New Artist of 2018.
After tallying the votes, the NPR Slingshot Winner of 2018 is Irish singer and songwriter Dermot Kennedy. Nine additional artists made the shortlist, including many who've visited FUV for live sessions, like Snail Mail, Ruston Kelly, Phoebe Bridgers, Mt. Joy, and Thunderpussy.
Congratulations to Dermot Kennedy and all of the 2018 NPR Slingshot artists.
Slingshot Artists: Top Ten
- Dermot Kennedy
- Boy Pablo
- Snail Mail
- Mt. Joy
- Ruston Kelly
- Phoebe Bridgers
- Jade Bird
- Anna Burch
2018 Slingshot Artists (full list)
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Gracie and Rachel
The Hogan Brothers
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