NPR Music: Tiny Desk Concerts

Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR's All Songs Considered features your favorite musicians performing at Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR Music office. This is the AUDIO only archive.

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12:00am

Wed July 11, 2012

Ben Sollee: Tiny Desk Concert

Lead in text: 
Sollee, joined here by drummer Jordan Ellis and violinist and singer Phoebe Hunt, performed songs from his superb new album Inclusions, as well as a new a cappella song worked up during their long trek just for this Tiny Desk Concert.
Source: Kunc
A genre-bending cellist and songwriter who combines classical artistry with bluegrass and pop, Sollee has created a unique and infectious take on folk music.
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1:35pm

Mon July 9, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Brandi Carlile: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 8:39 am

Blake Lipthratt NPR

It's possible to place countless movies and TV shows within a very specific time frame based on whether they feature certain songs: Baja Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out," Smash Mouth's "All Star" and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' "Home" all provide a form of pop-cultural carbon dating, as well as signifiers of a tone that's both specific and universal.

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7:03am

Mon June 11, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Daniel Johnston: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 8:47 am

Claire O'Neill NPR

Daniel Johnston is a troubled soul with a talent for writing honest, disarmingly direct songs. Kurt Cobain famously wore a T-shirt with the title of a Johnston cassette on it, while Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips ranks among his many musical admirers. M.

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8:31am

Thu June 7, 2012
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Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Tiny Desk Concert

Emily Bogle NPR

If you drive northwest on New Hampshire Avenue out of Washington, D.C., you'll pass a few shopping plazas, a freeway or two, a house of worship for nearly every imaginable denomination. Around the point where the suburban sprawl begins to thin out, there's a one-block-long dead-end street on the right called Spotswood Drive. That's where a man named Walter Salb once lived; he was a beloved and respected drummer, and by most accounts a larger-than-life character.

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7:03am

Mon June 4, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Kelly Hogan: Tiny Desk Concert

Michael Katzif NPR

The reliable backup singer who seizes the spotlight is the stuff of entertainment-industry fairy tales, but Kelly Hogan hasn't actually had to labor in obscurity.

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