[ATMI producer Roey McCowan (left) and Quinn Christopherson in the studio.]

Quinn Christopherson is an Ahtna Athabascan and Inupiaq singer songwriter who grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. He gained national notoriety in 2019 when he won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest with a performance of his song “Erase Me” about his experiences as a transgender man.

He went on to perform a Tiny Desk Concert, a popular video series of live shows in the offices of All Songs Considered.

Quinn’s debut album Write Your Name In Pink came out on September 16th, 2022. It features the singles Celine, 2005, and a studio version of Erase Me.

ATMI producer and West High student Roey McCowan sat down with Quinn to talk about his album, putting personal experiences into his lyrics, and the impact his music has on fans.

Hosted by Nico Coltrane.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.


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