Tiny Desk Concerts

12:39pm

Mon July 21, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert

Hamilton Leithauser performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
Olivia Merrion NPR

This is the second time Hamilton Leithauser has graced the Tiny Desk. Two summers ago, he and his band The Walkmen played a powerful set of songs from their final album for now, Heaven.

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6:03am

Sat July 19, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Marisa Anderson: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Sat July 19, 2014 9:56 am

Marisa Anderson performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
NPR

Marisa Anderson knows where American guitar music has been and where it is now, and probably possesses an inkling of where it can go. She's studied the history and musical nuance of blues, country and folk music through and through, and ingests it all in a style that's as raw as it true. But mostly, Anderson just wants to kick up some dirt — which isn't easy here, given that the NPR Music offices are relatively clean. (Mind the towering stacks of CDs, though. They could topple over at any time.)

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12:02pm

Mon July 14, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Holly Williams: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:56 pm

Holly Williams performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
NPR

Truth be told, Holly Williams brought me and many of my hardened colleagues to tears. The singer-songwriter has a magnificent way with words and phrasing, not to mention a country-music lineage that fills her with pride and guides her poignancy and subject matter.

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6:03am

Sun July 13, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

John Grant: Tiny Desk Concert

John Grant performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
Alex Schelldorf NPR

John Grant's songs don't mess around: The music isn't complicated, while the lyrics function as darts of retort and thought. His album Pale Green Ghosts is decorated with synthesizers, his voice often drenched in reverb; those tools and textures help make the record strong and everlasting.

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12:03pm

Mon July 7, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Moon Hooch: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 11:34 am

Moon Hooch performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
Alex Schelldorf NPR

People ask me all the time to name my favorite Tiny Desk Concert. It's my desk and I've seen almost all of the nearly 400 concerts up close. So you'd think this would be easy. Moon Hooch have made it a lot easier.

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