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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

After 38 Years Of Silence, A Legend Of Folk Music Sings

Friday, November 04, 2016

Shirley Collins was a huge part of the British folk scene — but for a time, heartbreak silenced her voice. We talk with her and The Decemberists' Colin Meloy, who's captivated by Collins' music.

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All Songs +1: Our Most Memorable Tiny Desk Jazz Sets

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Patrick Jarenwattananon, former writer for NPR Music's A Blog Supreme, joins us to talk about the most memorable jazz artists to appear at the Tiny Desk.

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First Watch: Julia Jacklin, 'Don't Let The Kids Win'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Australian singer writes stark songs with no frills. This one tackles a 20-something's classic problem: worrying about aging.

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Guest DJ: AURORA On Her Love Of Heavy Metal And Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Norwegian singer AURORA talks about her love of heavy metal, Leonard Cohen and how intuition guides her songwriting.

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New Music From Priests, Kevin Morby, James Chance, More

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

This week's show features new music from D.C.'s Priests, as well as a selection of joyful tunes from Crystal Fighters, Fialta and more.

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First Watch: Delicate Steve, 'Cartoon Rock'

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Delicate Steve says his new song was born of "imagining what cartoon music might actually sound like if ZZ Top were the genre's founding fathers." Watch the video, starring bandmate Christian Peslak.

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Joseph: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 28, 2016

The trio's sound has grown to include elements beyond sisterly harmonies and acoustic guitar. But here, Joseph strips down to its original setup, playing newer songs the way they could have been.

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Watch Conor Oberst Play His New Record Live In New York City

Thursday, October 27, 2016

At Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Conor Oberst delivered a powerfully spare set of new songs from his new album, Ruminations.

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When Adia Victoria Can't Speak, This Is What She Writes

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

She's a stunning singer — but when Adia Victoria isn't singing, her thoughts might look a little like this cartoon.

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New Mix: Run The Jewels, Flaming Lips, John Prine, More

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This week's show features new music from Run The Jewels, The Flaming Lips, a funny tune from John Prine, and more.

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Watch Bellows' Playful Pop Video For 'Thick Skin'

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This song and video from Oliver Kalb's eerie pop project have a playful sense of purpose. "Thick Skin" espouses the notion that the most freeing part of life is the search, not the arrival.

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Watch Conor Oberst Play New Songs For The First Time Live

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

With just piano, acoustic guitar and harmonica, watch Conor Oberst perform "Tachycardia," "Gossamer Thin" and "A Little Uncanny" in NYC.

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EL VY's Song Against Trump, New Conor Oberst, Kristin Hersh, More

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This week's show features an anti-Trump song from El Vy, new music from Conor Oberst, Kristin Hersh, and many more.

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Chuck Berry's 90th Birthday Present: A New Album

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Chuck Berry, the father of rock 'n' roll, gives us a new album announcement for his 90th birthday. CHUCK will be his first in 38 years.

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Billy Bragg & Joe Henry: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, October 17, 2016

Performing songs they recorded on a recent train journey across the U.S., the two songwriters celebrate the romance and vitality of the modern railroad.

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Fall In Love With The Voice Of Holly Macve

Thursday, October 13, 2016

At 21, the English singer channels the sound of the Grand Ole Opry with her thoughtful story-songs.

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Magical Musical Moments In A Nashville Mansion

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A sample of some very special sessions that paired musicians for a single performance in a Nashville mansion during the Americana Music Festival.

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New Mix: Pusha T And Rivers Cuomo Join Zeds Dead, Amber Coffman, TOY, More

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This week's show features new music from Amber Coffman, a tribute to a friend and a collaboration between Rivers Cuomo and Pusha T. Plus: Reports of the guitar solo's death were greatly exaggerated.

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Remembering Robert Goldstein, NPR's Music Librarian And Our Friend

Saturday, October 08, 2016

The man Susan Stamberg called "NPR's secret weapon," whose depth of knowledge matched the perfect music to NPR's stories for 20 years, was an accomplished musician in his own right.

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In 'Something Familiar,' A U.K. Duo Leaves The Past Behind

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Watch Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker's new video, which feels both timeless and ephemeral.

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