NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2010

Season 2010

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2010

First Air Date: January 03, 2010

First Aired on    :   2010
Episodes    :   60 episodes



Episodes

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3x60 Luisa Maita (December 26, 2010)


The Brazilian singer floats and sprinkles notes onto just the right places at the NPR Music offices.


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3x59 Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O (December 20, 2010)


Though heavy on puns, the extraordinary jazz drummer's merry band isn't light on musicianship.


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3x58 The Heligoats (December 15, 2010)


What better way to celebrate our 100th Tiny Desk Concert than by discovering an artist worth loving?


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3x57 The Red River (December 13, 2010)


Watch the 10-member band squeeze behind the Tiny Desk for an elegant, stripped-down performance.


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3x56 Yolanda Kondonassis (December 08, 2010)


Watch the harpist give a powerful and intimate performance at the NPR Music offices.


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3x55 Buke And Gass (December 06, 2010)


Watch the inventive and unpredictable duo play a joyfully pummeling set from the NPR Music offices.


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3x54 Khaira Arby (November 29, 2010)


Watch Mali's queen of desert rock unveil her stunning vocal chops at the NPR Music offices.


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3x53 Olof Arnalds (November 22, 2010)


Watch the Icelandic singer perform a lovely, folk-flavored set from the NPR Music offices.


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3x52 The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (November 17, 2010)


Watch Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl perform songs from Acoustic Sessions in the NPR offices.


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3x51 Sharon Van Etten (November 14, 2010)


In this lovely Tiny Desk performance, Van Etten plays beguiling songs from her latest album, Epic.


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3x50 Los Lobos (November 10, 2010)


This set from the NPR Music office has something new, something old and something to dance to.


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3x49 Black Dub (November 08, 2010)


In an intimate four-song set, Daniel Lanois and Trixie Whitley sound warm, vulnerable and ferocious.


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3x48 Rana Santacruz (November 02, 2010)


In honor of the Day of the Dead, Santacruz performs at the NPR offices in traditional mariachi garb.


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3x47 Nick Lowe (November 01, 2010)


At 61, Lowe is part crooner, part country and a little crotchety, but with a heart of pure pop.


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3x46 Stile Antico (October 25, 2010)


The 12-person ensemble performs from the NPR Music offices.


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3x45 Hey Marseilles (October 17, 2010)


It doesn't take more than four minutes to fall in love with this utterly charming seven-piece band.


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3x44 Lower Dens (October 10, 2010)


Watch Jana Hunter bring her delicate, haunting voice and hypnotic sound to the Tiny Desk.


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3x43 Tom Tom Club (October 06, 2010)


The legendary group performs its pop hits in a rare acoustic set at the NPR Music offices.


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3x42 Lost In The Trees (September 23, 2010)


The band showcases its cinematic blend of storytelling and strings at the NPR Music offices.


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3x41 Eef Barzelay Of Clem Snide (September 20, 2010)


Barzelay, maybe the most underrated songwriter in the business, performs at the NPR Music offices.


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3x40 Alisa Weilerstein (September 15, 2010)


The young cellist plays Bach with elegance and a new piece by Golijov with Technicolor brilliance.


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3x39 Seu Jorge (September 13, 2010)


The singer and his band feed off the audience's live energy in a concert at the NPR Music offices.


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3x38 The Nels Cline Singers (September 07, 2010)


The ever-adaptable guitarist creates challenging and expressive music in the NPR Music offices.


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3x37 Ana Tijoux (August 30, 2010)


With these intimate songs, the French-born Chilean rapper proves that hip-hop has no boundaries.


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3x36 Brian Courtney Wilson (August 25, 2010)


The gospel singer sounds like somebody you know — somebody you know with stage presence for days.


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3x35 Lawrence Arabia (August 23, 2010)


The New Zealand band plays four songs from its album Chant Darling at the NPR Music offices.


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3x34 Peter Wolf Crier (August 17, 2010)


The Minneapolis duo performs songs from its stormy debut album, Inter-Be.


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3x33 Frazey Ford (August 15, 2010)


The singer came to NPR Music with just her guitar to play four beautiful tunes from Obadiah.


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3x32 Mavis Staples (August 09, 2010)


The soul icon performs songs from her latest album, You Are Not Alone, at the NPR Music offices.


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3x31 The Holmes Brothers (August 02, 2010)


Hear the band play inspired soul from its latest album, Feed My Soul, at the NPR Music offices.


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3x30 Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain (July 26, 2010)


The three demonstrate the way musical mastery can become an exercise in wordless communication.


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3x29 Villagers (July 19, 2010)


Villagers' Conor O'Brien performs a beautiful and memorable solo set in the NPR Music offices.


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3x28 Jimmy Cliff (July 12, 2010)


The reggae icon performs classics from the film The Harder They Come in this acoustic performance.


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3x27 Los Campesinos! (July 05, 2010)


The whip-smart sometimes bawdy U.K. band performs a clamorous ruckus in this Tiny Desk Concert.


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3x26 Gogol Bordello (June 28, 2010)


The frenetic gypsy punk band performs the most rollicking and insane Tiny Desk Concert of all time.


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3x25 'Weird Al' Yankovic (June 22, 2010)


The venerable, multimillion-selling pop parodist plays three acoustic originals in the NPR offices.


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3x24 The Mynabirds (June 21, 2010)


Laura Burhenn's new band performs a soulful Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.


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3x23 Zuill Bailey (June 04, 2010)


Hear the acclaimed musician play Bach on his amazingly resonant cello, built in 1693.


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3x22 Roger McGuinn With Amy Tan, Dave Barry And More: Authors At The Tiny Desk (June 01, 2010)


Seven authors (Roy Blount Jr., Scott Turow and others) perform with a big-time ringer.


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3x21 Bettye LaVette (May 21, 2010)


The veteran soul singer blew into the NPR Music office and conquered it before she'd sung a note.


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3x20 Phoenix (May 18, 2010)


Hear instantly recognizable hits such as "1901" and "Lisztomania," stripped down and reassembled.


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3x19 Tarrus Riley (May 11, 2010)


The singer performs three harmony-drenched reggae songs with Dean Fraser and a guitarist.


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3x18 Moby And Kelli Scarr (May 04, 2010)


Moby gives a live performance of his Project Song creation, "Gone to Sleep," at NPR's offices.


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3x17 Fredrik (May 03, 2010)


Fredrik's lush harmonies are stripped to guitar, snare drum and maraca in this intimate performance.


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3x16 Lionel Loueke (April 26, 2010)


The unusual jazz guitarist and his drummer perform at the NPR offices, literally with bells on.


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3x15 David Russell (April 19, 2010)


The classical guitarist showcases his warm, lyrical tone in three staples of the repertoire.


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3x14 Regina Carter (April 11, 2010)


The violinist plays traditional African melodies, re-imagined through her own jazz sensibilities.


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3x13 Jakob Dylan (April 02, 2010)


Jakob Dylan, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan perform a mesmerizing set at the Tiny Desk.


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3x12 Wye Oak (March 29, 2010)


The talented Baltimore duo didn't have to travel far to liven up a day at the NPR Music offices.


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3x11 The Antlers (March 15, 2010)


The Brooklyn-based trio strips down its wall of noise for an intimate performance at NPR Music.


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3x10 Omara Portuondo (March 08, 2010)


The Cuban singer performs two boleros, which transport the listener to another time and place.


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3x09 Laura Veirs (March 01, 2010)


The singer treated the NPR Music offices to three songs that invited us into her warm musical world.


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3x08 Alec Ounsworth (February 22, 2010)


The singer-songwriter performs music from Mo' Beauty, accompanied only by two guitars.


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3x07 Abaji (February 15, 2010)


With roots in Greece, Turkey, Armenia and France, Abaji has a passion for music from many countries.


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3x06 Edmar Castaneda (February 08, 2010)


The harpist crafts a transporting mix of tradition and improvisation in this desk-side performance.


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3x05 Dave Rawlings Machine With Gillian Welch (February 01, 2010)


A longtime session guitarist, Rawlings takes the lead, playing his own music at NPR Music's offices.


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3x04 Brooklyn Rider (January 26, 2010)


The string quartet showcases a small sample of its visceral fire at the offices of NPR Music.


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3x03 The Low Anthem (January 20, 2010)


The band's sullen, spacious music was a perfect fit for the intimacy of the NPR Music offices.


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3x02 Adam Arcuragi (January 10, 2010)


In a performance at NPR, the talented singer's voice is powerful without unnecessary melodrama.


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3x01 The Mountain Goats (January 03, 2010)


In a solo show at NPR Music, John Darnielle's twitchy energy serves his fearless songwriting well.