The Austin 100: Quinn Christopherson Quinn Christopherson's songs sketch out raw, vivid character studies that reflect on his family, addiction and the dramatic shift in perspective that took place when he came out as a trans man.
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The Austin 100: Quinn Christopherson

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Quinn Christopherson.

Jovell Rennie/Courtesy of the artist

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Genre: Folk

Why We're Excited: Quinn Christopherson's songs sketch out raw, vivid character studies that reflect on his family, addiction and, in "Erase Me," the dramatic shift in perspective and privilege that took place when he came out as a trans man. In 2019, Christopherson won NPR Music's fifth annual Tiny Desk Contest on the strength of a video that in nearly six minutes spotlighted just two sounds: a haunting electric guitar and Christopherson's stark, expressive voice.

Listen to Quinn Christopherson's "Erase Me"

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