NPR Music: Tiny Desk Concerts en Pacifica Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert With this Tiny Desk Concert by the Grammy-winning <a href="" target="_blank">Pacifica Quartet</a>, we have the opportunity to explore the world of a single composer. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:09:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 59621 at Pacifica Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert Ernest Ranglin: Tiny Desk Concert At 82, legendary guitarist <a href="">Ernest Ranglin</a> still plays the ska, reggae and jazz that he's championed and helped perfect for more than half a century. Ranglin was a key figure in shaping the sounds of ska — influenced by New Orleans jazz and R&B — in Jamaica in the late 1950s. But most of the world wouldn't hear of ska until producer Chris Blackwell teamed Ranglin up with a Jamaican singer named Millie Small. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 59581 at Ernest Ranglin: Tiny Desk Concert Bob Mould: Tiny Desk Concert <a href="">Bob Mould</a> came alone, except for his 1987 Lake Placid Blue Fender Stratocaster. We provided the Epiphone Blues Custom 30 amp, which he promptly cranked. Needless to say, he announced his own Tiny Desk Concert without using the paging system.<p>Mould isn't a shy man — his power chords will tell you that — but he's humble and gentle. Many know Mould from his days with Hüsker Dü, an awesome punkish band from Minnesota that laid the groundwork for the <a href="">Pixies</a> and more. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 59482 at Bob Mould: Tiny Desk Concert Irene Diaz: Tiny Desk Concert The first time I heard it, Irene Diaz's voice stopped me cold: Her sheer power belies her compact stature, and her musical impact is simply immense. With her musical partner Carolyn Cardoza strumming away intently on ukulele, Diaz conjures a place where emotions run deep and beauty is unmistakable. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 59443 at Irene Diaz: Tiny Desk Concert The Family Crest: Tiny Desk Concert There's a decent chance you're about to discover your favorite new band. Based in San Francisco and led by Liam McCormick, The Family Crest builds its songs from a combination of infectious enthusiasm and powerful talent. The group owes its huge sound not just to its seven members, but to the community that records and plays with them. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 59301 at The Family Crest: Tiny Desk Concert