Bob Boilen appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
Friday, April 03, 2020
You'll want to watch this deeply reflective and personal Tiny Desk concert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The Australian singer transforms the NPR Music offices with a voice that, at moments, comes as a whisper.
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.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
The Canadian singer-songwriter gives a deep, soulful performance against a sometimes moody backdrop of bass saxophone and bowed guitars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.