NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2009
NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2009
First Air Date: January 07, 2009
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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.
2x29 Fanfarlo (December 16, 2009)
The charming London indie-folk band performs a holiday-themed set in the NPR Music offices.
2x28 Lightning Dust (December 07, 2009)
Lightning Dust specializes in quiet moments, whether in a shared glance or a finely knit harmony.
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.
2x26 Zee Avi (November 23, 2009)
Avi sings three hushed lullabies, including her signature cover of Morrissey's "First of the Gang."
2x25 Bowerbirds (November 16, 2009)
Bowerbirds' handcrafted songs creak and swell like wooden floorboards in an old house.
2x24 K'naan (November 09, 2009)
The rapper's set exuded shimmery grace while incorporating the sounds of soul, pop and reggae.
2x23 Sondre Lerche (November 02, 2009)
The Norwegian-born singer-songwriter performs three liltingly sweet songs in the NPR Music offices.
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.
2x21 Ralph Stanley (October 19, 2009)
See and hear the legendary bluegrass and old-time gospel singer give an a cappella performance.
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.
2x19 John Vanderslice (October 04, 2009)
Vanderslice shares acoustic versions of songs from his most recent album, Romanian Names.
2x18 Raphael Saadiq (September 28, 2009)
The Grammy-nominated R&B artist performed three acoustic interpretations of his soul-inspired tunes.
2x17 Telekinesis (September 21, 2009)
Reduced to a duo for this charming session in the NPR Music offices, Telekinesis is all heart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2x11 Bill Callahan (July 13, 2009)
Watch the artist formerly known as Smog play a three-song set that's almost eerily transfixing.
2x10 Julie Doiron (July 06, 2009)
After a few restarts, the singer played a bare, stark, memorable solo set in the NPR Music offices.
2x09 Maria Taylor (June 29, 2009)
Hear the singer-songwriter's tender, winsome music, performed live in the NPR Music offices.
2x08 The Avett Brothers (June 22, 2009)
Hear the harmony-drenched roots-rock band perform a kinetic, frenetic set in the NPR Music offices.
2x07 Jason Vieaux (June 15, 2009)
The classical guitarist plays with a clear, lyrical technique in music from the baroque and beyond.
2x06 Great Lake Swimmers (June 08, 2009)
Singer Tony Dekker performs three songs at the desk of All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen.
2x05 Benjy Ferree (May 29, 2009)
Ferree has enough charisma to draw you into his odd world. Watch him perform in the NPR offices.
2x04 Horse Feathers (May 08, 2009)
See the band perform live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
2x03 Tom Jones (March 02, 2009)
Hear the legendary singer perform at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
2x02 Super XX Man (January 27, 2009)
Hear the singer give an intimate acoustic performance at the desk of NPR Music's Bob Boilen.
2x01 Woven Hand (January 07, 2009)
David Eugene Edwards performs his fiery Americana and covers a rare Bob Dylan song.