Tiny Desk Concerts
Performing three songs from Before We Forgot How To Dream, Irish singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson makes the most of a single voice and an acoustic guitar.
The singer's disco-infused funk and soul gets stripped down to a lone voice with a guitar, surrounded by an admiring throng of NPR staffers, interns and friends.
The beloved Britpop veteran stops by the Tiny Desk with songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern — and one from his best-known record, Stanley Road.
A celebrated English playwright and rapper connects with her audiences through storytelling and poetry.
See a Malian band that fuses African music with Western rock. Their album Music in Exile was co-produced by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad perform three of the simple, direct, charmingly stripped-down songs from their new album, Before The World Was Big.
Christopher Paul Stelling
Best witnessed live, Stelling's music is steeped in tradition yet filled with vitality, immediacy and soul — all the reasons worth discovering someone new.
The charismatic Brooklyn-via-D.C.-area rapper creates just the right amount of space in his music. Here, he performs three songs live in the NPR Music offices.
Frances Quinlan's voice whispers with a rasp that feels small one moment, then lets loose a gut-punching howl the next. But at the Tiny Desk, it's all about Hop Along's urgent arrangements.
Strand of Oaks
Timothy Showalter's music is filled with bite and sometimes regret, but also a good deal of warmth.
The three women in The Prettiots share their love of everything from Law & Order to old-school girl groups like the Shangri-Las.
Anna & Elizabeth
If you've never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, breathe deep and soak it all in.TK
See a singer with a powerful voice and extremely encouraging message — words to be not just sung but shouted from the rooftops.
A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and and warm-toned banjo picking.
Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear
The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.
Jason Vieaux And Yolanda Kondonassis
Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia
The Scottish group's intense, electronics-driven, hip-hop-infused poetry is reduced to just the barest essentials in this set, which spans two songs and just four minutes.
A major star of fado music in his native Portugal, Camané sings with a silky baritone — and the weight of the world's sadness on his shoulders.
What sets Bellows apart from thousands of other guitar-bass-drums bands out there is its heart. These are enchanting songs, with the power to drift in your head for days.
Plywood shelving from the Tiny Desk, water bottles and a Paul McCartney doll head become percussion instruments in the hands of a man who's part musician, part magician.
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