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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

John Congleton And The Nighty Nite: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 22, 2016

These are not songs to shock, but songs to remind us of our fragility, our faults, our instincts and what an extraordinary thing it is to be an ordinary phenomenal nothing.

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Newport Folk 2016 Preview: Patti Smith, Flight Of The Conchords, More

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Newport Folk Festival puts a high value on artists who speak truth to power. The best of this year's lineup features musicians with messages, who challenge popular perceptions of folk music.

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Gregory Porter: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 18, 2016

Watch an entrancing set by the decorated soul singer, who'd visited NPR on a difficult day. Porter's music can be serious and heartwarming, but it never loses its sense of wonder and delight.

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All Songs +1: Amanda Palmer And Her Dad Discover Each Other In Song

Monday, July 18, 2016

For years, Palmer has been a provocative artist. But on her new record, she finds kinship with her father Jack โ€” and gets to know him as they cover songs from his generation and hers.

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Watch Big Thief Collaborate On A New Song

Thursday, July 14, 2016

One of 2016's best new bands has just released a new song. It's part of a series documenting the creative process. So watch Big Thief play its new song "Mother."

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First Watch: Adam Torres, 'Juniper Arms'

Monday, July 11, 2016

Watch a spirited dance and hear a magnificent voice: The music of Adam Torres comes together with simple choreography in the video for "Juniper Arms."

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A Lot Of Songs About Ice Cream

Monday, July 11, 2016

Even though it was a rocky road, we whipped together a show sprinkled with some of our favorite ice cream tunes.

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Valley Queen: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 08, 2016

For a band with only a few Bandcamp singles under its belt, Valley Queen plays with nuance and depth, rooted in a California country sound. At the Tiny Desk, the group played three unreleased songs.

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First Watch: Elton John, 'A Good Heart'

Friday, July 08, 2016

Our first peek in over a decade at a music video featuring the legendary Elton John is an elegant and simple ode to love. The song, "A Good Heart," appears on his new album, Wonderful Crazy Night.

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New Mix: Daniel Lanois, Deap Vally, Nonkeen, Pinegrove, More

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

On this week's All Songs Considered: Shout-alongs and ambient tracks from both brand new artists and industry veterans.

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Adia Victoria: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Performing at the NPR Music offices, Adia Victoria's voice is powerful and direct, with no artifice. Here, she performs "Heathen," plus two songs from her debut album, Beyond The Bloodhounds.

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Your Favorite New Musicians Of 2016 (So Far)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

All Songs Considered asked you to share your favorite new artist of the first half of 2016. Here's your top 10.

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First Watch: Casket Girls, 'Tears Of A Clown'

Friday, June 24, 2016

The eerie Savannah, Ga. pop band wants to express its rage with the current state of our culture as it relates to freedom and race. They've written "Tears of a Clown" to reflect their frustration.

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Who Is Your Favorite New Artist of 2016 (So Far)?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tell us who your favorite new artist is for the year so far. We're looking for musicians making a debut with either their first album, EP or very first songs.

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Lucy Dacus Doesn't Want To Be Funny Anymore

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lucy Dacus is a great new voice, mixing a soulful Southern sound with power-pop. Her debut album is now being re-released by Matador Records.

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New Mix: Bellows, Cornelius, Keaton Henson, A-WA, The Wild Reeds, More

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

On this week's All Songs Considered: psychedelic rock from the '90s, new songs from Tiny Desk veterans and electro-folk from the Israeli sisters in A-WA.

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Peter Gabriel's New Song Is An Homage to Muhammad Ali's Life

Friday, June 17, 2016

"I'm Amazing," out this week, was inspired by the life of the legendary boxer.

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First Watch: Weaves, 'Tick'

Friday, June 17, 2016

This fierce and fun Toronto band wants you to get out and enjoy life, not let time simply "Tick" by as it may for the character in this music video.

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All Songs +1: Hozier Meets Tarzan

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hozier's first new song since his incredible 2014 debut album is a love song written for The Legend of Tarzan. He says he tried to convey the film's mix of love and brutality.

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First Listen: Oh Pep!, 'Stadium Cake'

Thursday, June 16, 2016

On its first full-length album, the Melbourne duo's mostly upbeat music is filled with questions about desire and life's priorities.

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