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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

The Music That Changed Musicians' Lives

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bob Boilen, host and creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, shares reflections from artists and musicians on pivotal moments that inspired their work.

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All Songs +1: A Conversation With Paul Simon

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Paul Simon talks about his upcoming album, Stranger To Stranger, and why it may be his last, at least for a while. He also shares the new song, "The Werewolf."

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First Listen: Big Thief, 'Masterpiece'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

On its debut album, Big Thief sounds warm and muscular, with moments that comfort and explode nestled closely together.

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New Mix: The 1975, SOAK Covers Led Zeppelin, A Home Demo From My Morning Jacket, More

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Host Bob Boilen rejoins co-host Robin Hilton for this week's essential mix of new music, tales from Bob's week on the road and a heart-stopping amount of coffee.

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Gregory Alan Isakov Finds A New Voice With A Symphony

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stunning imagery and a symphony of sound make this Gregory Alan Isakov video a emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.

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All Songs +1: The Season Of Surprise Albums, From Beyoncé To James Blake

Friday, May 06, 2016

Are you feeling listener fatigue or musical ecstasy from all the surprise album drops? Guess what: It's not over yet.

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Monika: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 06, 2016

When you hear Monika, life feels good: The Greek singer's performances and presence are simply winning. Watch her perform four songs from Secret In The Dark at the NPR Music offices.

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New Mix: Suuns, Autolux, Adult Jazz, More

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

On this week's episode of All Songs: A visit from one of our favorite producers and musicians, the one and only John Congleton, plus the week's best new music.

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All Songs +1: Electronic Artist Tim Hecker On How He Bends Sound

Friday, April 29, 2016

The electronic musician has been turning traditional song structures inside out for nearly 20 years. On this +1 he explains how he breathes life into an artificial sonic world.

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Florist: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 29, 2016

Emily Sprague performs three quiet, delicate songs in the NPR Music offices with help from members of New York's Epoch collective.

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Peter Frampton: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Forty years after the classic album Frampton Comes Alive!, Peter Frampton brings his songs and his voice (but no talk box) to the Tiny Desk. We couldn't help but sing along.

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New Moon Hooch, Summer Cannibals, PUP, More

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

On this week's All Songs: A premiere from Summer Cannibals, the sax trio Moon Hooch and more.

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All Songs +1: Remembering Prince, The Utopian

Thursday, April 21, 2016

"I always talk about Prince as a 'Utopian,' as someone who imagines the best possible world." Hear our chat with Ann Powers about the artist forever known as Prince.

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Share Your Memories Of Prince

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tell us how Prince and his music impacted your life, or just pick a song you love.

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New Music From The Avett Brothers, The Low Anthem, Deerhoof, More

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This week's episode of All Songs includes a premiere by The Avett Brothers and The Low Anthem paying homage to Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith.

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Benjamin Clementine: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 18, 2016

There are intimate moments of revelation in Clementine's immersive, breathtaking performance, recorded live in the NPR Music offices.

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All Songs +1: Sturgill Simpson Shares His 'Guide To Earth'

Friday, April 15, 2016

The singer, whose major label debut, A Sailor's Guide To Earth, is out today, talks about his new sound, making an album for his newborn son and how covering Nirvana helped him find his inner teen.

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Seratones: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Louisiana band takes gospel into the garage, and what comes out is fiery rock 'n' roll. Watch Seratones perform three songs in the NPR Music offices.

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First Listen: Wire, 'Nocturnal Koreans'

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A brilliant new album by an always unpredictable band, Nocturnal Koreans is a view of the more experimental side of Wire, mysterious and potent.

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New Mix: The National Covers The Grateful Dead, Free Cake For Every Creature, More

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

On this week's show we celebrate Bob Boilen's birthday and play the week's best new music.

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