Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

John Prine Tribute: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Saturday, April 11, 2020

From Margo Price to Nathaniel Rateliff, watch five artists perform their favorite John Prine tunes from their homes (and bathtubs) in honor of one of the greatest songwriters of any generation.

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King Princess: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

From her "quarantine shed" in Hawaii, King Princess performs three songs from Cheap Queen in ways we never would have imagined.

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Ben Gibbard: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Saturday, April 04, 2020

The Death Cab For Cutie frontman performs a new song and pays tribute to Fountains of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger in this quarantine concert.

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Jesca Hoop: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 03, 2020

You'll want to watch this deeply reflective and personal Tiny Desk concert.

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A List Of The Songs Named In Bob Dylan's 'Murder Most Foul'

Friday, March 27, 2020

There are more than 70 songs mentioned or referenced in Bob Dylan's new 17-minute single, "Murder Most Foul." Listen to them all.

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Tarriona 'Tank' Ball: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Friday, March 27, 2020

"Don't go out to the cookout." The leader of Tank and the Bangas spreads pure joy from her living room in New Orleans.

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Margo Price & Jeremy Ivey: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Thursday, March 26, 2020

One of Nashville's most talented couples took to their attic for a three-song set, including an unrecorded song that speaks to what so many of us our feeling right now.

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Soccer Mommy: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The New Normal includes some Tiny Desk concerts without the Tiny Desk. Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, performed a short set while quarantining in her Nashville home during the coronavirus crisis.

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Arthur Moon: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, March 20, 2020

The New York band (yes, band) is reminiscent of Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson and Dirty Projectors. Watch the five-piece play three songs at the Tiny Desk.

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Hear From SXSW Artists Who Entered The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

Thursday, March 19, 2020

SXSW is usually a great place to discover new artists. When this year's festival was canceled, we asked unsigned artists who were planning to go to enter the Tiny Desk Contest. Here are their entries.

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Taimane: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, March 06, 2020

Within the first moments of Taimane's magical set, we hear her play fiery flamenco, a famous phrase from the opera Carmen, a touch of Bach and more than a nod to her Hawaiian homeland.

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Mellotron Variations: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Robby Grant, Pat Sansone (Wilco), Jonathan Kirkscey and John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood) give an all-Mellotron performance, making music of magic and mystery.

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Indigo Sparke: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Australian singer transforms the NPR Music offices with a voice that, at moments, comes as a whisper.

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Jenny Lewis: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, February 24, 2020

A consummate storyteller, going as far back to her days with her band Rilo Kiley, the words of Jenny Lewis comfort and inspire.

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Elisapie: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Canadian singer-songwriter gives a deep, soulful performance against a sometimes moody backdrop of bass saxophone and bowed guitars.

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Laura Stevenson: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, February 14, 2020

Backed by a small string section, Stevenson performed three songs that sounded so gorgeous, an actual marriage proposal broke out shortly after her set ended.

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Another Sky: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

The strength of this London band is matching message with music. There's intensity and clear intention in their use of rock as an art.

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The Tiny Desk Contest Is Back For 2020

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

You can enter starting next week by sending us a video of you playing an original song at a desk. If you win, you'll come play a Tiny Desk concert and tour the country with NPR Music.

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Rising Appalachia: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Atlanta-based band came to NPR in a van packed with a bodhrán (Irish drum), an ngoni (West African harp) a huge gourd, a cello, a baritone guitar and more.

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J.S. Ondara: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 24, 2020

After first trying to win our annual Tiny Desk Contest, the singer-songwriter from Nairobi decided to put out a record, got nominated for a Grammy and wound up here anyway.

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