Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

The All Songs Considered Holiday Spectacular, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton find themselves taking a Dickensian journey, with visits from old friends, including Carrie Brownstein, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, Dan Auerbach, Ben Folds and more.


Son Little: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, December 18, 2015

A modernistic bluesman with a taste for electronics appears with just his acoustic guitar, his singing sister and a percussionist.


All Songs +1: David Bowie Fulfills His Jazz Dream

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Saxophonist Donny McCaslin and longtime David Bowie producer Tony Visconti talk Blackstar and Bowie's deep dive into jazz.


Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

You voted! We counted! Here are the results of our 2015 Listener Poll for the year's best albums.


Announcing Our 2016 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Calling all undiscovered artists: This might be your chance to perform at music's most famous desk.


Shakey Graves: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, December 14, 2015

When Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, breaks out his guitar and suitcase kick drum/hi-hat, a palpable rush of swooning adrenaline hits the room.


Land Lines: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Denver band's mysteriously swirling music isn't jazz or rock, classical or electronica. Instead, it's something singular, new and adventurous.


Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Play One For Hanukkah

Thursday, December 10, 2015

While the Festival Of Lights is still in full swing, watch Jones perform "8 Days (Of Hanukkah)" as part of a special, holiday-themed Tiny Desk show.


Bob Boilen's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

It was a great year for lyricists, says All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen. His favorite albums of the year are proof of that richness.


The Oh Hellos: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The nine-piece band brings anthemic joy to the Tiny Desk, with buoyant songs whose underpinnings could still be dark and lonely.


Remembering The Day John Lennon Died

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

NPR Music's Bob Boilen remembers the moment when he heard about the death of John Lennon, 35 years ago today, and how the Beatle's music led — in a way — to his work at NPR.


All Songs +1: What Does It Mean To Be A Rock Star?

Monday, December 07, 2015

Professor, producer and drummer Martin Atkins wants to know what it takes to be a rock star in this ever-changing world.


All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2015

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The year is almost over! Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton sit down with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson to look back at the memorable moments and music of 2015.


Lizzo, Live In Concert

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The Twin Cities rapper, who will release her second album on Dec. 11, won over crowds when she opened Sleater-Kinney's reunion tour earlier this year.


The Dry Spells End Their Dry Spell

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Spirited and full of stellar harmonies, the new song by the Bay Area band working in the English folk genre takes inspiration from Greek mythology.


New Mix: Missy Elliott, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, PWR BTTM And More

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This week we have new music from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the glorious return of Missy Elliott, a cut from PWR BTTM and more songs that will make you smile.


The Wild Reeds: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 20, 2015

Great singers aren't easy to come by, so finding three in one band is something special. The Wild Reeds' songs are clear and memorable, potent and sometimes delicate, and beautifully performed here.


All Songs +1: Adele Madness

Friday, November 20, 2015

As Adele's 25, finally arrives, we take a look back at the week when anticipation for her third album — which may debut to record-breaking sales — peaked with a mobbed concert in New York.


David Bowie's Newest Outer Space Adventure

Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Blackstar" is another chapter in Bowie's long fascination with the dark and cold of outer space. It's the setting for a 10-minute film and a new song from his 25th studio album, out Jan. 8.


Bob Boilen Wrote A Book

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Your Song Changed My Life will explore the moment that musical obsession became a call to action, featuring interviews with musicians from Smokey Robinson to St. Vincent.