NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2020

Season 2020

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2020

First Air Date: January 03, 2020

First Aired on    :   2020
Episodes    :   179 episodes



Episodes

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13x179 Cory Henry (Home) Concert (December 21, 2020)


The former Snarky Puppy keyboardist and bandleader performs a special holiday Tiny Desk for our quarantine series.


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13x178 Celebrate Beethoven's Birthday With A Tiny Desk By Jan Vogler And Alessio Bax (December 16, 2020)


Join cellist Jan Vogler and pianist Alessio Bax at the "doctor's office," where they make the case for Beethoven as the liberator of the cello by playing music from his cello sonatas.


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13x177 Borromeo String Quartet Celebrate Beethoven's 250th Birthday With A Tiny Desk (December 15, 2020)


Members of the celebrated Borromeo String Quartet – playing it safe with masks – unlock the sillier side of Beethoven in music he wrote late in life.


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13x176 Jonathan Biss (Home) Concert (December 14, 2020)


To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, pianist Jonathan Biss explores the solitary side of the composer in extraordinary music written after Beethoven became deaf.


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13x175 Ashley Ray (Home) Concert (December 11, 2020)


The Nashville singer-songwriter performs music from her celebrated album, Pauline, for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.


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13x174 Hayley Williams (Home) Concert (December 09, 2020)


From the moment we pan out of a literal tiny desk diorama, a jolt of energy leaps from Paramore's Hayley Williams. Her home band includes Julien Baker and Becca Mancari.


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13x173 Chloe x Halle (Home) Concert (December 08, 2020)


The most exciting sister act in contemporary pop performs five songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x172 Black Pumas (Home) Concert (December 07, 2020)


The Austin-based rock band is nominated for the album and record of the year at next year's Grammys. See why in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x171 Dua Lipa (Home) Concert (December 04, 2020)


The defining disco diva of 2020 performs four songs from her album Future Nostalgia for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x170 PJ Morton (Home) Concert (December 02, 2020)


Watch the Grammy-nominated artist perform three songs from his album The Gospel According To PJ.


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13x169 Julia Bullock (Home) Concert (December 01, 2020)


From her home in Germany, the provocative American soprano delivers songs of introspection and freedom from Franz Schubert's mountaintop epiphany to Billy Taylor's wish for equality and justice.


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13x168 Mac Ayres (Home) Concert (November 30, 2020)


The Long Island R&B singer premieres a new song during his Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x167 Mulatto (Home) Concert (November 25, 2020)


The Rap Game champion and self-proclaimed "Queen Of Da Souf" performs three songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x166 Don Bryant (Home) Concert (November 24, 2020)


The soul legend isn't letting quarantine slow him down.


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13x165 KEM (Home) Concert (November 23, 2020)


The R&B veteran performs three songs from his latest album for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x164 Adrianne Lenker (Home) Concert (November 18, 2020)


The leader of Big Thief performs five songs from a camper in Joshua Tree for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x163 Owen Pallett (Home) Concert (November 17, 2020)


The talented Canadian composer and songwriter creates an ensemble in their bedroom for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x162 Michael Kiwanuka (Home) Concert (November 16, 2020)


The 2020 Mercury Prize winner performs five songs in a London flat for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x161 Copland House (Home) Concert (November 13, 2020)


A trio of musicians gather at Aaron Copland's longtime home. Watch them play the iconic American composer's music at his own piano and beside his own writing desk.


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13x160 Tigran Hamasyan (Home) Concert (November 11, 2020)


The award-winning pianist performs three solo songs from his home in Armenia.


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13x159 Shirley Collins (Home) Concert (November 10, 2020)


British folk singer Shirley Collins is a living legend. Watch her perform five songs for her Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x158 Mickey Guyton (Home) Concert (November 09, 2020)


Country music's breakout star of 2020 performs three songs for her Tiny Desk quarantine concert, including "Black Like Me."


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13x157 Tiana Major9 (Home) Concert (November 06, 2020)


The ascending R&B talent brings us into her South London home for a four-song quarantine concert.


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13x156 Polo G (Home) Concert (November 04, 2020)


The platinum-certified Chicago-born emcee performs three songs on a basketball court for his Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x155 Sad13 (Home) Concert (October 30, 2020)


Dressed as devils from their own homes, Sadie Dupuis and her virtual band explore the wild textures of her sweet-and-sour pop songs.


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13x154 Ty Dolla $ign (Home) Concert (October 28, 2020)


The R&B superstar assembled some frequent collaborators — including Skrillex — for a six-song quarantine concert.


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13x153 GroundUP Family Dinner (Home) Concert (October 27, 2020)


Gregory Porter, Brad Mehldau and Chris Potter all appear in this 18-musician Tiny Desk quarantine concert, organized by Snarky Puppy's Michael League.


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13x152 Katie Pruitt (Home) Concert (October 26, 2020)


The Nashville singer-songwriter delivers an empowering performance in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x151 Spillage Village (Home) Concert (October 23, 2020)


Let the Atlanta hip-hop collective take you to church in its Tiny Desk quarantine video.


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13x150 Leo Kottke And Mike Gordon (Home) Concert (October 21, 2020)


Phish bassist Mike Gordon and guitarist Leo Kottke perform a magical Tiny Desk quarantine show, with a little help from Phish drummer Jon Fishman.


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13x149 Kingfish (Home) Concert (October 20, 2020)


The blues prodigy performs a special Tiny Desk show at the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Miss.


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13x148 Gracie And Rachel (Home) Concert (October 19, 2020)


The pop-meet-classical duo perform a quarantine concert from their New York City apartment.


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13x147 Ozuna (Home) Concert (October 16, 2020)


Global superstar Ozuna performs five songs in quarantine for Tiny Desk.


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13x146 Bebel Gilberto (Home) Concert (October 15, 2020)


Two members of Brazilian musical royalty unite for a special Tiny Desk quarantine performance (and a heck of a view).


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13x145 Carlos Vives (Home) Concert (October 14, 2020)


Colombian actor and singer Carlos Vives has been performing Latin American hits for almost 30 years. His Tiny Desk (home) concert is part of our Hispanic Heritage Month extravaganza.


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13x144 Lido Pimienta (Home) Concert (October 13, 2020)


The Polaris Music Prize winner kicks off our week-long Tiny Desk celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.


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13x143 The Flaming Lips (Home) Concert (October 09, 2020)


Wayne Coyne has been preparing for this era of social distancing for 10 years. Watch The Flaming Lips perform in bubbles for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x142 Angel Olsen (Home) Concert (October 07, 2020)


The singer-songwriter performs four songs on her porch in Asheville, N.C., for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.


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13x141 Little Big Town (Home) Concert (October 06, 2020)


Little Big Town, one of the biggest bands in country music, perform a Tiny Desk quarantine show, and they bring the hits.


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13x140 Watch Tiny Desk Contest Winner Linda Diaz's Tiny Desk Concert (October 05, 2020)


Watch Linda Diaz's Tiny Desk concert, recorded atop New York City's Javits Center.


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13x139 Jhené Aiko (Home) Concert (October 01, 2020)


One of R&B's biggest stars performs an eight-song medley for her Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x138 Jason Isbell And Amanda Shires (Home) Concert (September 30, 2020)


Americana's most famous couple perform a Tiny Desk quarantine set in their barn, backed by gorgeous stain-glassed windows.


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13x137 The Good Ones (Home) Concert (September 29, 2020)


The Rwandan duo perform a concert from a hilltop farm for one of our tiniest Tiny Desks.


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13x136 Bright Eyes (Home) Concert (September 28, 2020)


Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott perform songs from their latest album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, for our quarantine series.


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13x135 Brandy Clark (Home) Concert (September 24, 2020)


The Nashville songwriter performs four songs from her picturesque loft apartment, including fan favorite "Hold My Hand."


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13x134 Conway The Machine (Home) Concert (September 23, 2020)


The Griselda MC takes over a Queens diner to perform a quarantine concert for Tiny Desk.


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13x133 Oddisee (Home) Concert (September 22, 2020)


The rapper convened a live band for his five-song Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x132 BTS (Home) Concert (September 21, 2020)


The most popular band in the world performs three songs with a live band for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.


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13x131 Nubya Garcia (Home) Concert (September 16, 2020)


One of the British jazz scene's rising stars performs a quarantine concert on the River Thames.


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13x130 Arlo Parks (Home) Concert (September 15, 2020)


Watch the young London pop artist perform four songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x129 Declan McKenna (Home) Concert (September 14, 2020)


The 21-year-old McKenna performs a four-song quarantine concert with a full band.


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13x128 Phoebe Bridgers (Home) Concert (September 10, 2020)


Phoebe Bridgers performs her Tiny Desk quarantine concert in a virtual Oval Office, with help of dozens of fans.


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13x127 Bill Callahan (Home) Concert (September 09, 2020)


Bill Callahan has a deep pocket of stories to tell. Standing outside his home, he performs a few of them with guitarist Matt Kinsey and trumpet player Derek Phelps.


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13x126 Protoje (Home) Concert (September 08, 2020)


The reggae star performs a four-song set from the hills outside Kingston.


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13x125 Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian (Home) Concert (September 03, 2020)


Burt Bacharach, one of pop's historic melody makers, is still performing at age 92, as you'll see in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert with lyricist Daniel Tashian.


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13x124 Anat Cohen And Marcello Gonçalves (Home) Concert (September 02, 2020)


The Israeli clarinetist and Brazilian guitarist recorded this Tiny Desk quarantine performance in Rio de Janeiro.


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13x123 Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer And Chris Thile (Home) Concert (September 01, 2020)


The quartet, known colloquially as Goat Rodeo, jammed out from four different homes in this Tiny Desk quarantine performance.


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13x122 Tiwa Savage (Home) Concert (August 31, 2020)


To mark the release of her newest album, Tiwa Savage and her band, The Alternative Sound, returned to Lagos for a lovely set in a beautiful setting.


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13x121 Billie Eilish (Home) Concert (August 26, 2020)


Billie Eilish used some of her signature video magic to perform in front of the Tiny Desk from the comfort of her own home.


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13x120 Yola (Home) Concert (August 25, 2020)


The soulful British singer invites us into her temporary backyard in Nashville for a Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x119 Tame Impala (Home) Concert (August 24, 2020)


Kevin Parker brings his "Tame Impala Soundsystem" to life in a Tiny Desk from Australia.


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13x118 Courtney Marie Andrews (Home) Concert (August 20, 2020)


One of the shining lights of Americana music recorded a Tiny Desk concert at her home in Nashville.


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13x117 Lila Iké (Home) Concert (August 19, 2020)


The rising reggae star performs a four-song Tiny Desk quarantine concert from Jamaica.


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13x116 Buscabulla (Home) Concert (August 18, 2020)


This Tiny Desk quarantine concert takes place in a large car, looking out on the Caribbean Sea.


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13x115 Norah Jones (Home) Concert (August 17, 2020)


The platinum-selling, low-key superstar performs a solo set at her piano for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.


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13x114 Flatbush Zombies (Home) Concert (August 13, 2020)


Watch the hip-hop group perform a stripped-down set from a house in Los Angeles for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.


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13x113 Víkingur Ólafsson (Home) Concert (August 12, 2020)


Watch the rising young pianist, in a final performance from his Berlin home, make the case for two seemingly disparate French composers born nearly 200 years apart.


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13x112 Becca Mancari (Home) Concert (August 11, 2020)


The Nashville-based rock musician recorded a five-song set for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x111 Moses Sumney (Home) Concert (August 10, 2020)


The singer-songwriter performed music from his new album, græ, from his home in North Carolina.


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13x110 Melanie Faye (Home) Concert (August 05, 2020)


Melanie Faye stole the show during Masego's Tiny Desk concert, so we invited her to perform her own quarantine concert.


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13x109 Kate Davis (Home) Concert (August 04, 2020)


One of our favorite indie rock lyricists performs a four-song concert for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x108 John Legend (Home) Concert (August 03, 2020)


This four-song set for Tiny Desk's quarantine series is utter joy.


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13x107 Lyric Jones (Home) Concert (July 29, 2020)


The Boston-born, Los Angeles-based rapper does it all in this performance for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x106 Thao Nguyen (Home) Concert (July 28, 2020)


Thao is joined by two cellists in this remarkable set for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x105 Watch Lucinda Williams Play A Tiny Desk From Home (July 27, 2020)


Lucinda Williams and her guitar mate, Stuart Mathis, set up shop for a Tiny Desk home concert at Thirty Tigers' headquarters in Nashville.


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13x104 Nilüfer Yanya (Home) Concert (July 22, 2020)


After performing for us last year, Nilüfer Yanya rejoins the Tiny Desk team from afar, performing three works from her last album and debuting a new song.


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13x103 Tom Adams (Home) Concert (July 21, 2020)


The singer and songwriter plays four new songs from his home in Cornwall, accompanied by a modular synthesizer and fronted by Adams' gifted falsetto.


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13x102 Lenny Kravitz (Home) Concert (July 20, 2020)


The bohemian rock icon performs a Tiny Desk quarantine concert from his home in the Bahamas.


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13x101 Diana Gordon (Home) Concert (July 15, 2020)


The singer-songwriter channels Whitney Houston, Alanis Morissette and The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan in her Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x100 Benny Sings (Home) Concert (July 14, 2020)


The Dutch singer brings us into his home studio for this Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x99 Tom Misch And Yussef Dayes (Home) Concert (July 13, 2020)


This Tiny Desk quarantine concert features a guest appearance from guitarist John Mayer.


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13x98 Jacob Collier (Home) Concert (July 09, 2020)


Watch four different Jacob Colliers perform simultaneously in the same studio in this unprecedented Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x97 Roddy Ricch (Home) Concert (July 08, 2020)


The chart-topping rapper and songwriter performs a Tiny Desk quarantine concert at West Coast Customs in Los Angeles.


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13x96 Chicano Batman (Home) Concert (July 07, 2020)


The Alt.Latino favorite comes together virtually to perform a handful of songs from the band's latest album, Invisible People.


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13x95 Dirty Projectors (Home) Concert (July 06, 2020)


The indie rock band performs four songs while quarantining in five separate homes.


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13x94 Trupa Trupa (Home) Concert (July 03, 2020)


The Polish rock band performed a Tiny Desk quarantine concert in Gdańsk basement.


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13x93 Fabiano Do Nascimento (Home) Concert (July 02, 2020)


The Brazilian-born guitarist performs a peace-inducing concert from his home in Los Angeles.


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13x92 Malawi Mouse Boys (Home) Concert (July 01, 2020)


This Southeast African band deserves your attention. Watch a very special remote Tiny Desk concert.


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13x91 Coreyah (Home) Concert (June 30, 2020)


The Seoul-based sextet performs music that blends Korean traditional music with modern sounds.


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13x90 BEAM (Home) Concert (June 26, 2020)


The Miami-based reggae singer brings a green screen to his Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x89 M. Ward (Home) Concert (June 25, 2020)


The acclaimed guitarist (and masculine half of She & Him) performed seven songs in his Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x88 Madame Gandhi (Home) Concert (June 24, 2020)


Watch the drummer and activist perform three songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x87 Sudan Archives (June 22, 2020)


Sudan Archives draws inspiration from Irish and African traditional music. Watch her channel both in this Tiny Desk concert.


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13x86 Hamilton Leithauser & Family (Home) Concert (June 21, 2020)


The Walkmen frontman gathers his children and a few haystacks for a special Father's Day edition of Tiny Desk.


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13x85 Benny The Butcher (Home) Concert (June 19, 2020)


Benny The Butcher, one third of Griselda, performs a short set in his living room, with help from BSF labelmates Rick Hyde and Heem.


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13x84 Little Dragon (Home) Concert (June 18, 2020)


The Swedish funk foursome perform songs from its latest album, New Me, Same Us, plus an old favorite for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x83 HAIM (Home) Concert (June 17, 2020)


Although sisters Este, Danielle and Alana are self-quarantining in separate residences, their Tiny Desk set from home is a reminder that California is a state of mind.


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13x82 Alicia Keys (June 15, 2020)


The pop superstar premiered a new song, "Gramercy Park," and revisited a classic during her Tiny Desk performance.


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13x81 PJ (Home) Concert (June 12, 2020)


The Los Angeles songwriter shines on the soundtrack of HBO's Insecure. Watch her perform three songs as part of our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x80 KIRBY (Home) Concert (June 11, 2020)


You've heard this Mississippi songwriter multiple times on HBO's Insecure this season. Now watch her perform live as part of our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x79 Baby Rose (Home) Concert (June 10, 2020)


One of our favorite new artists of 2019 shares a new song as part of her Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


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13x78 Sa-Roc (Home) Concert (June 04, 2020)


The Washington D.C. rapper and Rhymesayers signee debuts two songs from her upcoming album, The Sharecropper's Daughter.


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13x77 Hadestown (June 01, 2020)


The cast and musicians of the hit Broadway musical Hadestown pack into the Tiny Desk for a truly glorious performance of its greatest songs.


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13x76 Lara Downes (Home) Concert (May 30, 2020)


Watch the pianist reimagine old spirituals and songs of freedom that continue to resonate in new ways.


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13x75 D Smoke (Home) Concert (May 29, 2020)


Watch D Smoke perform a riveting Tiny Desk (home) concert.


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13x74 Rhiannon Giddens And Francesco Turrisi (Home) Concert (May 28, 2020)


Watch the Americana star perform four songs in quarantine from her home in Ireland.


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13x73 Wire (May 27, 2020)


More than 40 years after forming, the British post-punk pioneers finally visited the Tiny Desk.


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13x72 Clem Snide With Scott Avett (Home) Concert (May 23, 2020)


Clem Snide and Scott Avett play spiritually searching songs from Forever Just Beyond while maintaining social distancing for their Tiny Desk (home) concert.


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13x71 Buddy And Kent Jamz (Home) Concert (May 22, 2020)


The two rappers perform tracks from their joint mixtape Janktape Vol. 1 for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x70 Sylvan Esso (Home) Concert (May 21, 2020)


Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn perform three songs from their couch for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x69 Lankum (May 18, 2020)


The award-winning Irish quartet performs three songs from its latest album, The Livelong Day, at the Tiny Desk.


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13x68 Raul Midón (Home) Concert (May 16, 2020)


The jazz singer and guitarist has multiple Grammy nominations to his name. He performed five songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x67 Alex Isley (Home) Concert (May 15, 2020)


The R&B singer, whose music appeared on Season 4 of Insecure, performs four songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.


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13x66 Ashley McBryde (Home) Concert (May 14, 2020)


The country singer performed four songs from her latest album, Never Will, including one of our top 25 songs of 2019.


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13x65 Frances Quinlan (May 13, 2020)


The frontwoman of the indie-rock band Hop Along made her second appearance at the Tiny Desk, this time performing songs from her debut solo album.


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13x64 Grammy-Winning Fiddler Augustin Hadelich Plays The Tiny Desk (May 11, 2020)


Grammy-winning fiddler Augustin Hadelich brings one of the finest violins in the world to the Tiny Desk.


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13x63 Braxton Cook Plays A Jazz-Infused Tiny Desk From Home (May 08, 2020)


Braxton Cook has supported artists at the Tiny Desk on three separate occasions. This time around, he takes center seat, so to speak, from the comfort of his sunny New Jersey home.


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13x62 MILCK Performs A Deeply Moving Tiny Desk Set From Her Home In Los Angeles (May 07, 2020)


MILCK performs two recent singles, along with an unreleased track in a deeply moving Tiny Desk set from her home in Los Angeles.


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13x61 Watch Lianne La Havas Play A Tiny Desk From Home (May 05, 2020)


Lianne La Havas plays a Tiny Desk from her cozy London space. Her set includes two songs from her upcoming, self-titled album


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13x60 Jon Batiste Premieres New Music At The Tiny Desk (May 04, 2020)


Jon Batiste premieres new songs and takes us through some of the many sides of his rich musical history at the Tiny Desk.


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13x59 Buck Curran Plays A Tiny Desk From His Home In Italy (May 01, 2020)


The American guitarist met Adele Pappalardo years ago while touring Italy. They perform droning psych-folk songs together from their Bergamo home.


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13x58 Jeru The Damaja Plays A Tiny Desk From His Berlin Home (April 30, 2020)


Jeru The Damaja, the '90s emcee, shares a medley of classics for his Tiny Desk home concert.


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13x57 Watch Daughter Of Swords Play The Tiny Desk (April 29, 2020)


Alexandra Sauser-Monnig returns to the Tiny Desk with her band Daughter of Swords, showcasing new music as well as songs from 2019's gorgeous Dawnbreaker album.


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13x56 Rodrigo y Gabriela Play A Tiny Desk From Home (April 28, 2020)


Rodrigo y Gabriela play a relaxed Tiny Desk home concert from their studio in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.


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13x55 Watch Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani Play The Tiny Desk (April 27, 2020)


The harpsichord is alive and well. Watch Mahan Esfahani give the first solo harpsichord recital at the Tiny Desk, playing music that spans over 250 years.


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13x54 John Fogerty And His Family Play Three Creedence Clearwater Revival Classics (April 24, 2020)


John Fogerty plays three Creedence Clearwater Revival classics with some help from his family for his Tiny Desk home concert.


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13x53 The Pop Ups (Home) Concert (April 23, 2020)


For "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," The Pop Ups save the earth from an asteroid, explain sound waves through a sing-a-long and a keytar, and encourage us all to invent and create.


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13x52 Nick Hakim Premieres New Music For His Tiny Desk At Home (April 22, 2020)


Nick Hakim premieres new music from a dark corner of his bedroom in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


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13x51 The Free Nationals And Anderson .Paak Return To The Tiny Desk (April 20, 2020)


The Free Nationals and Anderson .Paak make their triumphant return to the Tiny Desk along with some other special guests.


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13x50 Lang Lang (Home) Concert (April 17, 2020)


Watch the superstar pianist at home in Shanghai, China, play a soothing Chopin Nocturne and Bach you can dance t


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13x49 Watch Laura Marling Play A Tiny Desk From Home (April 16, 2020)


Laura Marling delivers an intimate performance of songs from her just-released record Song For Our Daughter in her living room


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13x48 Angelica Garcia (April 15, 2020)


With a great deal of "Salva-Mex-American" pride, Angelica Garcia performs three songs from her album, Cha Cha Palace at the Tiny Des


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13x47 Kevin Morby And Waxahatchee Duet From Kevin's Tiny Desk In Kansas City (April 14, 2020)


From Kevin Morby's tiny desk in Kansas City, Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee duet.


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13x46 Tōth (April 13, 2020)


Alex Toth, who played the Tiny Desk back in 2015 as a member of Rubblebucket returns front and center with his own band, Tōth.


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13x45 Tiny Desk Tribute To John Prine, Feat. Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, More (April 11, 2020)


From Margo Price to Nathaniel Rateliff, watch five artists perform their favorite John Prine tunes from their homes (and bathtubs) in honor of one of the greatest songwriters of any generation.


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13x44 The Roots' Black Thought Premieres Three New Songs In A Tiny Desk (Home) Concert (April 09, 2020)


Watch one of the greatest emcees in hip-hop history perform three new songs in quarantine.


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13x43 King Princess Performs A Tiny Desk (Home) Concert From Hawaii (April 08, 2020)


From her "quarantine shed" in Hawaii, King Princess performs three songs from Cheap Queen in ways we never would have imagined.


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13x42 The Lumineers (April 06, 2020)


Ho hey! Look who turned up at the Tiny Desk. Watch The Lumineers play a four-song set for the smallest crowd in ages.


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13x41 Ben Gibbard Pays Tribute To Adam Schlesinger In A Tiny Desk (Home) Concert (April 04, 2020)


The Death Cab For Cutie frontman performs a new song and pays tribute to Fountains of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger in this quarantine concert.


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13x40 Jesca Hoop (April 03, 2020)


You'll want to watch this deeply reflective and personal Tiny Desk concert.


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13x39 Watch Michael McDonald Play Classic Doobie Brother Hits In Quarantine (April 01, 2020)


No joke: The Doobie Brother took to his studio to record a special quarantine concert for Tiny Desk fans.


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13x38 Allen Stone (March 30, 2020)


The soul singer demonstrated a commitment to the Tiny Desk that we rarely, if ever, see.


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13x37 Tarriona 'Tank' Ball (Home) Concert (March 27, 2020)


"Don't go out to the cookout." The leader of Tank and the Bangas spreads pure joy from her living room in New Orleans.


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13x36 Margo Price Performs A Tiny Desk Concert From Her Attic (March 26, 2020)


One of Nashville's most talented couples took to their attic for a three-song set, including an unrecorded song that speaks to what so many of us our feeling right now.


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13x35 Soccer Mommy Kicks Off Tiny Desk's Home Concert Series (March 24, 2020)


The New Normal includes some Tiny Desk concerts without the Tiny Desk. Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, performed a short set while quarantining in her Nashville home during the coronavirus crisis.


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13x34 The Black Crowes (March 23, 2020)


Chris and Rich Robinson revisit songs from their debut album, Shake Your Money Maker.


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13x33 Arthur Moon (March 20, 2020)


The New York band (yes, band) is reminiscent of Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson and Dirty Projectors. Watch the five-piece play three songs at the Tiny Desk.


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13x32 Rex Orange County (March 18, 2020)


Watch the low-key British pop star perform "Sunflower," "Loving Is Easy" and more at the Tiny Desk.


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13x31 Harry Styles (March 16, 2020)


The former One Direction singer gave a charming performance of "Watermelon Sugar," "Adore You" and other cuts from his latest album, Fine Line.


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13x30 Chika (March 13, 2020)


The 23-year old rapper from Alabama went for a stripped-down set anchored by a Peruvian cajón.


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13x29 Kirill Gerstein (March 11, 2020)


Watch the award-winning pianist play a hit by Chopin, a premiere by Thomas Adès and a cherished song by Gershwin dressed in a virtuosic arrangement.


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13x28 Coldplay (March 09, 2020)


A nine-piece choir joins the band for an inspired reworking of four Coldplay songs — and a surprise cover of Prince's "1999."


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13x27 Taimane (March 06, 2020)


Within the first moments of Taimane's magical set, we hear her play fiery flamenco, a famous phrase from the opera Carmen, a touch of Bach and more than a nod to her Hawaiian homeland.


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13x26 Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science (March 04, 2020)


The veteran jazz drummer is joined by special guests that include producer and percussionist Kassa Overall and actor Malcolm Jamal Warner, for a potent and deeply moving set.


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13x25 Mellotron Variations (March 03, 2020)


Robby Grant, Pat Sansone (Wilco), Jonathan Kirkscey and John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood) give an all-Mellotron performance, making music of magic and mystery.


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13x24 Bob Weir And Wolf Bros (March 02, 2020)


Weir, along with Don Was and Jay Lane, play a set rich in Grateful Dead lore, including an emotional take on the sing-along, "Ripple."


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13x23 Cimafunk (February 28, 2020)


The band from Havana brings its intoxicating mix of Afro-Cuban dance music and 1970s funk-and-soul to the Tiny Desk.


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13x22 Indigo Sparke (February 26, 2020)


The Australian singer transforms the NPR Music offices with a voice that, at moments, comes as a whisper.


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13x21 Jenny Lewis (February 24, 2020)


A consummate storyteller, going as far back to her days with her band Rilo Kiley, the words of Jenny Lewis comfort and inspire.


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13x20 Chris Dave And The Drumhedz (February 21, 2020)


Chris Dave, your favorite musician's favorite drummer, takes listeners on a journey through a virtual record store, picking up different genres along the way and putting them in your bag.


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13x19 Elisapie (February 20, 2020)


The Canadian singer-songwriter gives a deep, soulful performance against a sometimes moody backdrop of bass saxophone and bowed guitars.


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13x18 Snoh Aalegra (February 18, 2020)


The Iranian-Swedish singer draws her musical cues from Brandy and Sade while racking up a list of collaborators such as Vince Staples, James Fauntleroy and, most recently, Pharrell Williams.


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13x17 Laura Stevenson (February 14, 2020)


Backed by a small string section, Stevenson performed three songs that sounded so gorgeous, an actual marriage proposal broke out shortly after her set ended.


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13x16 Mount Eerie With Julie Doiron (February 12, 2020)


Phil Elverum shares his open wounds — of death, love and the loss of love — in close harmonies, accompanied only by electric and nylon-string guitars.


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13x15 Baby Rose (February 10, 2020)


At 25, she mixes the bluesy melisma of Nina Simone and the deep register of Sarah Vaughan — two of her influences — with songwriting as devastating as her delivery.


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13x14 Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (February 07, 2020)


Here's a first: Steelpans at the Tiny Desk. It's true. Nearly a thousand performances into the series and the instrument has never been featured, until now.


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13x13 Another Sky (February 05, 2020)


The strength of this London band is matching message with music. There's intensity and clear intention in their use of rock as an art.


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13x12 SiR (February 03, 2020)


The R&B singer from Inglewood, CA made his performance a family affair, dedicating it to his late godson, with his mother and older brother on backup vocals.


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13x11 Rising Appalachia (January 31, 2020)


The Atlanta-based band came to NPR in a van packed with a bodhrán (Irish drum), an ngoni (West African harp) a huge gourd, a cello, a baritone guitar and more.


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13x10 Jimmy Eat World (January 29, 2020)


Jimmy Eat World showed up to the NPR Music office all smiles and no guitars. They borrowed a couple acoustics, a gong and a tambourine for a heartfelt set that included "The Middle."


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13x09 Koffee (January 27, 2020)


The fast-rising teenager from Jamaica just won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album, making her the first woman and youngest artist to ever win in the category.


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13x08 J.S. Ondara (January 24, 2020)


After first trying to win our annual Tiny Desk Contest, the singer-songwriter from Nairobi decided to put out a record, got nominated for a Grammy and wound up here anyway


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13x07 Max Richter (January 22, 2020)


The eclectic composer joins members of the ACME ensemble for some of his most affecting music, which moves the audience to tears.


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13x06 Yola (January 17, 2020)


The singer who once sang for Massive Attack and sampled by Iggy Azalea and The Chemical Brothers, is front-and-center at the Tiny Desk.


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13x05 Joyce DiDonato (January 15, 2020)


Watch the celebrated opera star deconstruct old Italian love songs with her signature flair, backed by a crack jazz ensemble.


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13x04 Jordan Rakei (January 13, 2020)


Despite some unexpected gear problems, the soulful R&B artist and his band locked-in and played a phenomenal set behind the Tiny Desk.


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13x03 Brownout (January 10, 2020)


The Austin, Texas band brought old-school R&B horns, bongos and deep grooves to the Tiny Desk.


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13x02 Bridget Kibbey (January 08, 2020)


The irrepressible harpist proves that the instrument can be as tempestuous as a tango, as complex as a Bach fugue and sing as serenely as a church choir.


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13x01 Daniel Norgren (January 03, 2020)


The Swedish singer sways and writhes as he and his band create a dream state calming enough to slow the day's hectic pace to a crawl. Take a seat on a comfy couch and have a listen.