NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2009

Season 2009

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2009

First Air Date: January 07, 2009

First Aired on    :   2009
Episodes    :   30 episodes



Episodes

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2x30 Australian Chamber Orchestra (December 21, 2009)


Members of the adventurous ensemble play music by Ravel and an original piece, Egyptian-style.


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2x29 Fanfarlo (December 16, 2009)


The charming London indie-folk band performs a holiday-themed set in the NPR Music offices.


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2x28 Lightning Dust (December 07, 2009)


Lightning Dust specializes in quiet moments, whether in a shared glance or a finely knit harmony.


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2x27 Andrew W.K. (November 30, 2009)


The fearless party-rocker stands in NPR Music's offices and performs four songs alone at the piano.


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2x26 Zee Avi (November 23, 2009)


Avi sings three hushed lullabies, including her signature cover of Morrissey's "First of the Gang."


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2x25 Bowerbirds (November 16, 2009)


Bowerbirds' handcrafted songs creak and swell like wooden floorboards in an old house.


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2x24 K'naan (November 09, 2009)


The rapper's set exuded shimmery grace while incorporating the sounds of soul, pop and reggae.


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2x23 Sondre Lerche (November 02, 2009)


The Norwegian-born singer-songwriter performs three liltingly sweet songs in the NPR Music offices.


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2x22 Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros (October 26, 2009)


At 10 members, this is the biggest band ever to play a Tiny Desk Concert in the NPR Music offices.


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2x21 Ralph Stanley (October 19, 2009)


See and hear the legendary bluegrass and old-time gospel singer give an a cappella performance.


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2x20 Rodrigo y Gabriela (October 10, 2009)


The duo's new album pays tribute to the pair's heroes, such as Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana.


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2x19 John Vanderslice (October 04, 2009)


Vanderslice shares acoustic versions of songs from his most recent album, Romanian Names.


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2x18 Raphael Saadiq (September 28, 2009)


The Grammy-nominated R&B artist performed three acoustic interpretations of his soul-inspired tunes.


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2x17 Telekinesis (September 21, 2009)


Reduced to a duo for this charming session in the NPR Music offices, Telekinesis is all heart.


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2x16 The Tallest Man On Earth (September 14, 2009)


The young Swedish folksinger is passionate, gruff, a great guitar picker and a damn good poet.


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2x15 Dark Meat (August 24, 2009)


Dark Meat has as many as 20 members. We fit as many as we could behind Bob Boilen's desk.


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2x14 The Swell Season (August 10, 2009)


Hear Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, stars of the movie Once, playing six new songs and an encore.


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2x13 Sarah Siskind (July 27, 2009)


In this video shot at the NPR Music offices, Siskind showcases a voice that's both honeyed and raw.


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2x12 Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy (July 20, 2009)


Or, the day a trumpet, trombone, French horn and tuba played us a soulful Rufus Wainwright cover.


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2x11 Bill Callahan (July 13, 2009)


Watch the artist formerly known as Smog play a three-song set that's almost eerily transfixing.


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2x10 Julie Doiron (July 06, 2009)


After a few restarts, the singer played a bare, stark, memorable solo set in the NPR Music offices.


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2x09 Maria Taylor (June 29, 2009)


Hear the singer-songwriter's tender, winsome music, performed live in the NPR Music offices.


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2x08 The Avett Brothers (June 22, 2009)


Hear the harmony-drenched roots-rock band perform a kinetic, frenetic set in the NPR Music offices.


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2x07 Jason Vieaux (June 15, 2009)


The classical guitarist plays with a clear, lyrical technique in music from the baroque and beyond.


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2x06 Great Lake Swimmers (June 08, 2009)


Singer Tony Dekker performs three songs at the desk of All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen.


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2x05 Benjy Ferree (May 29, 2009)


Ferree has enough charisma to draw you into his odd world. Watch him perform in the NPR offices.


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2x04 Horse Feathers (May 08, 2009)


See the band perform live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.


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2x03 Tom Jones (March 02, 2009)


Hear the legendary singer perform at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.


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2x02 Super XX Man (January 27, 2009)


Hear the singer give an intimate acoustic performance at the desk of NPR Music's Bob Boilen.


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2x01 Woven Hand (January 07, 2009)


David Eugene Edwards performs his fiery Americana and covers a rare Bob Dylan song.