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 November 21, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Joe Henry: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 1:38 pm

Michael Katzif NPR
  • Audio Only: Joe Henry's Tiny Desk Concert

For musicians performing behind Bob Boilen's desk at the NPR Music offices, there's often an inverse relationship between professional accomplishment and the amount of time required to set up. For new bands still finding their way, pre-show preparation can be a numbing chore of positioning effects pedals and rehearsing song after song before the cameras start rolling.

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Fri November 18, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 7:02 am

Cristina M. Fletes/NPR
  • Audio Only: Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan's Tiny Desk Concert

Yo-Yo Ma calls himself a "venture culturalist," and he's got the proof to back it up. He's reached out to a broad range of musicians (and Muppets) to play not just Bach and Beethoven, but also Brazilian samba, Argentine tango, jazz, songs from Sesame Street and a smorgasbord of Asian music with his Silk Road Ensemble.

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Mon November 7, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Jens Lekman: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon November 7, 2011 7:23 am

Michael Katzif NPR
  • Audio Only: Jens Lekman's Tiny Desk Concert

If you're suffering from a broken heart, Jens Lekman is here to remind you that there are more important things to worry about. Like, say, the end of the world.

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Sun October 30, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Lisa Hannigan: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Sat October 29, 2011 7:47 pm

Mallory Benedict/NPR
  • Audio Only: Lisa Hannigan's Tiny Desk Concert

When Irish singer Lisa Hannigan came to the NPR Music offices a few weeks ago, she not only brought along with her one of the most gorgeous voices we've heard; she was also one of the warmest guests we've welcomed.

Prior to kicking off her solo career, Hannigan made her name performing alongside Damien Rice. She just released her second album, the lush and beautiful Passenger.

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