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Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.

Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.
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Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.

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Episodes

Nate Wood - fOUR

1/16/2019
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The multi-instrumentalist says he only wishes he had more limbs; but Wood still manages to simultaneously play a bass guitar, keys and drums, all while singing into a wearable microphone.

Duration:00:16:15

Aaron Lee Tasjan

1/15/2019
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Aaron Lee Tasjan arrived in an ascot and mustard-colored shirt, sporting red, round sunglasses and mutton chops. It was a fashionable nod to the psych-pop and rock sound he brought to the Tiny Desk.

Duration:00:14:57

Carolina Eyck and Clarice Jensen

1/14/2019
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Carolina Eyck, the first artist to bring a theremin to the Tiny Desk, plays the air with the kind of lyrical phrasing and "fingered" articulation that takes a special kind of virtuosity.

Duration:00:15:50

Buddy

1/10/2019
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The preacher's son from Compton brought his flair for the dramatic, and an air of rebellion, to the Tiny Desk.

Duration:00:11:59

Miguel Zenón feat. Spektral Quartet

1/7/2019
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The saxophonist is a big thinker whose mesmerizing compositions chronicle the music of his native Puerto Rico with the help of an adventurous jazz quartet.

Duration:00:20:45

Harold López-Nussa Trio

12/17/2018
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Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, along with his brother Ruy on drums and bassist Gaston Joya, deliver a set of danceable jazz explorations rooted in Afro-Cuban musical traditions to the Tiny Desk.

Duration:00:16:57

Amy Grant

12/17/2018
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Amy Grant maps her fabulous, four-decade career with some of her coziest and heartfelt Christmas songs, not to mention a delightful version of "Jingle Bells."

Duration:00:13:09

H.E.R.

12/12/2018
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The singer stuns in her second appearance at the Tiny Desk, showcasing not only her vocal mastery, but her skills as a captivating multi-instrumentalist.

Duration:00:18:55

Wu-Tang Clan

12/5/2018
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The Clan celebrates its 25th anniversary with an old-school cipher at the Tiny Desk.

Duration:00:20:46

Dirty Projectors

12/4/2018
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The band takes its quirks of production, rhythm and rhyme and brilliantly arranges them to work behind the Tiny Desk.

Duration:00:12:44

Joey Alexander

11/30/2018
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No one in the NPR offices could have imagined how remarkable this 15-year old pianist would be at the Tiny Desk.

Duration:00:25:54

The Innocence Mission

11/29/2018
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The Innocence Mission, ever the most careful cultivators of quiet, encouraged us to come closer, to discover the "thing beautiful enough" in the moment it's delivered.

Duration:00:12:39

dvsn

11/26/2018
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The Toronto-based R&B duo bathed the Tiny Desk in vibrant blue, purple and orange light to make it feel more like a concert hall.

Duration:00:12:12

boygenius

11/26/2018
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Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers are all Tiny Desk alumae, but here they play together at NPR for the first time as boygenius, one of this year's best surprises.

Duration:00:12:21

Bernie And The Believers Feat. Essence: Tiny Desk Concert

11/13/2018
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The story of Bernie and the Believers is the story of Bernie Dalton's diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease and compassionate friends making his dream come true and his songs come to life.

Duration:00:24:01

Half Waif

11/9/2018
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The band's songs, stripped here to their essence, are particularly peaceful and calm — and sometimes chilling.

Duration:00:13:13

Pedro The Lion

11/8/2018
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No matter how dark or disastrous, there's always been an undercurrent of grace to the music of David Bazan. He returns to his Pedro the Lion moniker for this memorable Tiny Desk performance.

Duration:00:14:15

Nicholas Payton Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

11/2/2018
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After back-to-back performances in South Africa, Argentina, Chile and New York, Payton hit the Tiny Desk, where he dazzled the audience, simultaneously playing his trumpet and a Fender Rhodes.

Duration:00:23:51

Liniker e os Caramelows

10/29/2018
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Liniker e os Caramelows are from Brazil but steeped in the tradition of soul from here in the U.S. Watching this performance is to witness a spell being cast, note-by-note.

Duration:00:18:44

Jim James

10/29/2018
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A single voice can send a powerful message - and that's just what Jim James did at the Tiny Desk, with just his voice and an acoustic guitar.

Duration:00:11:29