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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

To celebrate Fat Tuesday, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band brought their euphoric horns to the Tiny Desk for a raucous, joyous set.

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Introducing The Winner Of The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

More than 6,000 entries later, we have our champion. Watch the joyous video that won over all 10 judges unanimously.

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First Watch: Thao's 'Meticulous Bird,' A Hammering Beat With A Powerful Message

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Beneath this bright song, filled with beat and bass, lies a rich message of empowerment for survivors of sexual violence.

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New Mix: Lana Del Rey, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Colin Stetson, Penguin Cafe, More

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A bonkers new song from Shugo Tokumaru helps wash away an unwelcome earworm, Lana Del Rey lauds (her?) youth, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy weirds out over love and Bob revisits an old favorite.

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Agnes Obel: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Agnes Obel manipulated the Tiny Desk to better suit the deeply alluring and powerful music she brought to us.

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Ryan Adams, Our Valentine's Day Guest DJ, Addresses Love And Lonesome Roads

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ahead of the release of his newest record, Ryan Adams sits down with NPR Music's Bob Boilen to consider his favorite love songs, including Springsteen, Dylan and Sonic Youth.

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Esmé Patterson: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, February 10, 2017

Esmé Patterson has dropped the banjos and folk from her previous project Paper Bird, and in their place are electric guitars and a backing band worth getting behind.

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Lowland Hum Explains Its New Album, 'Thin,' Track By Track

Friday, February 10, 2017

Lauren and Daniel Goans, together the band Lowland Hum, explore the inspirations and experiments that make up their newest record, 'Thin.'

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First Watch: Aldous Harding's Elegant Video For The Haunting 'Horizon'

Friday, February 10, 2017

'No one wants to see an old woman do improvised stick work darling,' Harding's mother, her co-star, told her. She was wrong.

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First Watch: Sean Rowe's Oaken Baritone Bolsters The Hopeful 'Gas Station Rose'

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Sean Rowe's extraordinary baritone and his simple, strained stories are equally compelling — hear his newest, 'Gas Station Rose.'

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New Mix: Future Islands, The Black Angels, Jacaszek, More

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

On this week's All Songs Considered we've got everything from effervescent pop to Polish ambient music and Japanese psych-rock.

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Harmonies To Fall For: All Our Exes Live In Texas

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

These four fabulous singers are from Australia, contrary to their name — All Our Exes Live In Texas. It's a wink at a George Strait song, but this is a band with their own country flair.

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Jens Lekman Wants To Sing You A Strange Story

Monday, February 06, 2017

We premiere a very cheery-sounding piece of music from Swedish songwriter and singer Jens Lekman, though the story behind it is decidedly dark at the same time.

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On Horses And Beatles: A Conversation With Real Estate's Martin Courtney

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

"I feel like this is my lane, guitar-based pop music." Martin Courtney and his band Real Estate's fourth album In Mind, takes cues from one of the great albums of all time, The Beatles Abbey Road.

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New Mix: Missy Elliott, Sampha, Mount Eerie, Young Fathers, More

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This episode of All Songs Considered covers the very ends of spectrum, from carefree celebration to soul-baring sadness. Hear new tracks by Missy Elliott, Mount Eerie, Young Fathers, and more.

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Bob Dylan's New Triple Album Reimagines The Classics

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bob Dylan continues his love for the Great American Songbook with a new album of classic songs called Triplicate. Listen to him singing "I Could Have Told You," first recorded by Sinatra in 1954.

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First Watch: Lisa Hannigan Adrift In 'Undertow'

Monday, January 30, 2017

Watching Lisa Hannigan's new video for "Undertow," we see the singer underwater, a sense of falling and floating captured beautifully.

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There's Still Time To Enter The Tiny Desk Contest!

Friday, January 27, 2017

It won't take long to make a simple video and send it to the Tiny Desk Contest. Enter by Sunday, Jan. 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET to win a Tiny Desk concert and a U.S. tour.

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While My Guitar Gently Sings: A Conversation With Delicate Steve

Thursday, January 26, 2017

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with guitarist Delicate Steve about his new instrumental album, why he doesn't need a singer and the uncertain future of guitar music.

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What Are You Gonna Do Between The Songs?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In the new video for Split Single's "Untry Love," singer Jason Narducy tries out a plethora of tricks for entertaining the audience in those moments when he's not actually playing music.

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