Music

12:44pm

Thu July 21, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

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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12:53pm

Mon July 18, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Joe Boyd And Robyn Hitchcock: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon July 18, 2011 12:29 pm

Adele Hampton NPR
  • Audio Only: Joe Boyd And Robyn Hitchcock's 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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2:30pm

Tue July 12, 2011
World Cafe

Sarah Jarosz On World Cafe

Originally published on Tue July 12, 2011 3:18 pm

Bluegrass-inspired singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz performs on today's World Cafe.
Scott Simontacchi Courtesy of the artist

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz made a name for herself as a bluegrass prodigy, releasing her debut album in 2009 at the age of 18.

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2:30pm

Thu July 7, 2011
World Cafe

Foster The People On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon November 28, 2011 7:00 am

Courtesy of the artist

Los Angeles's Foster the People seemingly appeared out of nowhere, taking the blogosphere and Top 40 radio by storm with the viral single "Pumped Up Kicks," a breezy summer jam with a subtly sinister edge.

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7:34am

Tue July 5, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

The Blind Boys Of Alabama: Tiny Desk Concert

Maggie Starbard NPR

The numbers alone bear out The Blind Boys of Alabama's status as one of the greatest and most venerated gospel groups the world has ever known. Formed under a different name in 1939, the band has understandably experienced many lineup changes in the 72 years since: Singer Jimmy Carter is the only participant in this lineup billed as a founding member, and even that term is up for debate.

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