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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Mon August 15, 2011
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Gaby Moreno: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon August 15, 2011 7:00 am

Erin Schwartz NPR
  • Audio Only: Gaby Moreno's Tiny Desk Concert

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Guatemalan musician Gaby Moreno at a venue in New York. It was a noisy place, and the artists who preceded Moreno were drowned out in the thick noise of bar patrons talking and laughing. And then Moreno took the stage, grabbed the mic, and chastised the audience for being disrespectful. Naturally, no one paid attention.

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Thu August 11, 2011
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Noah And The Whale: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Wed August 10, 2011 2:00 am

Amanda Steen NPR
  • Audio Only: Noah And The Whale's Tiny Desk Concert

The NPR Music offices have hosted a remarkable array of instruments in the years since we launched the Tiny Desk Concerts series: harps, koras, a pipa, a pipe organ and many more surprises, to go with the expected scores of guitars, violins and muted snare drums.

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Thu July 28, 2011
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They Might Be Giants: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu July 28, 2011 11:18 am

Emily Bogle NPR
  • Audio Only: They Might Be Giants' Tiny Desk Concert

The notion of being a geek has changed drastically since They Might Be Giants started out way back in 1982: Where geekhood once entailed social isolation and tastes too esoteric to accommodate broad social interaction, it's now worn like a badge of honor, embraced by diehards and dabblers alike. During They Might Be Giants' commercial rise in the late 1980s, finding fans of the band meant doing some winnowing.

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Thu July 21, 2011
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Y La Bamba: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu July 21, 2011 11:54 am

Maggie Starbard NPR
  • Audio Only: Y La Bamba's Tiny Desk Concert

It's nice to discover a new voice on your own, but it's just as nice when it comes recommended from someone you trust. That's how Y La Bamba came my way: Los Lobos sax man and producer Steve Berlin slipped one of the band's CDs into my hand and said, "Listen to this voice." I'm glad he did, because I instantly became captivated by the sound of singer Luzelena Mendoza.

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Mon July 18, 2011
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Joe Boyd And Robyn Hitchcock: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 10:20 am

Adele Hampton NPR
  • Joe Boyd And Robyn Hitchcock: Tiny Desk Concert

Joe Boyd's name popped up on many of the records I loved in the 1960s and '70s. I remember seeing him listed on an Incredible String Band album, and then later on an early Pink Floyd album; then Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, John Martyn, Shirley Collins.

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