Tiny Desk Concerts

12:38pm

Mon June 16, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Rodney Crowell: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 8:54 am

Rodney Crowell performs at a Tiny Desk in May 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Rodney Crowell performs with the ease and swagger of a man comfortable in his ways. He carries his songs the way he carries his old guitar: out in the open, no case, almost as an extension of his body.

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6:03am

Sat June 14, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 8:07 am

Paco Pena performs at the Tiny Desk in April 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Eliot Fisk looks like the happiest man on the planet. Watch that face as he plays guitar. Between performing music by J.S. Bach and partnering with the world's best flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña, Fisk can barely control his joy. I find his exuberance and their performance undeniably brilliant, inspiring and so completely universal.

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6:03am

Sat June 7, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Marian McLaughlin: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 1:29 pm

Meredith Rizzo NPR

Marian McLaughlin is a unique musician based in the Washington/Baltimore area, and because she's lived in D.C., I've had a chance to watch her grow. She's an artist on her own path, making music like few others.

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12:32pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Simone Dinnerstein: Tiny Desk Concert

Simone Dinnerstein performs a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014.
Jim Tuttle NPR

Almost any pianist, from a budding beginner to a pro like Simone Dinnerstein, will tell you that one of the basic techniques of keyboard playing is also the toughest to master: making your hands to do separate things simultaneously.

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6:03am

Sat May 31, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Juana Molina: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 7:47 am

Juana Molina performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014.
Jim Tuttle NPR

No one else makes music that sounds like this. Juana Molina takes familiar elements — guitars, drums, keyboards, voice — and manipulates them into bewildering, attractive, polished jewels. Her songs don't fall into beat patterns we're used to, but we can dance to them. The guitar doesn't make sounds you'd expect, but we can relate to them. It's as if she'd been raised by wolves and discovered the world of music on her own.

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