Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio

Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio


Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.


J Balvin: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The reggaetón superstar kicks off our "El Tiny" takeover of the Tiny Desk (home) concert series.
14/04/22·15m 8s

maye: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The pop singer premieres new music with family and friends for her "El Tiny" home concert.
12/04/22·13m 21s

Diamante Eléctrico: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Colombian indie rock band performs a colorful and funky four-song set from their home country's capital, Bogotá.
07/04/22·15m 48s

Silvana Estrada: Tiny Desk (Home)

The Mexican singer returns to the instrument workshop that started it all, performing a stunning set from her parent's home in Veracruz, Mexico.
05/04/22·20m 23s

Eme Alfonso: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Cuban vocalist and her parents perform a three-song set from Havana for this stop of our "El Tiny" tour of Latin music.
15/02/22·14m 10s

Linda Diaz, 2020 Tiny Desk Contest Winner: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Watch Linda Diaz's Tiny Desk concert, recorded atop New York City's Javits Center.
09/02/22·15m 19s

The Flaming Lips: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wayne Coyne has been preparing for this era of social distancing for 10 years. Watch The Flaming Lips perform in bubbles for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
18/01/22·19m 25s

Black Pumas: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Austin-based rock band is nominated for the album and record of the year at next year's Grammys. See why in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
13/01/22·22m 57s

Benny The Butcher: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Benny The Butcher, one third of Griselda, performs a short set in his living room, with help from BSF labelmates Rick Hyde and Heem.
11/01/22·14m 0s

Lenny Kravitz: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The bohemian rock icon performs a Tiny Desk quarantine concert from his home in the Bahamas.
11/11/21·15m 0s

Fabiano Do Nascimento: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Brazilian-born guitarist performs a peace-inducing concert from his home in Los Angeles.
09/11/21·16m 6s

Lyric Jones: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Boston-born, Los Angeles-based rapper does it all in this performance for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
04/11/21·21m 28s

Gracie And Rachel: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The pop-meet-classical duo perform a quarantine concert from their New York City apartment.
02/11/21·17m 14s

D Smoke: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Listen to D Smoke perform a riveting Tiny Desk (home) concert.
14/10/21·18m 34s

Brothers Osborne: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

John and T.J. Osborne turn up the intensity in a Tiny Desk quarantine set that features music from the duo's 2020 album, Skeletons.
11/10/21·18m 34s

Declan McKenna: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The 21-year-old McKenna performs a four-song quarantine concert with a full band.
07/10/21·18m 10s

Nick Hakim: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Nick Hakim premieres new music from a dark corner of his bedroom in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
24/09/21·11m 10s

Chicano Batman: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Alt.Latino favorite comes together virtually to perform a handful of songs from the band's latest album, Invisible People.
22/09/21·14m 13s

Owen Pallett: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The talented Canadian composer and songwriter creates an ensemble in their bedroom for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
20/09/21·19m 18s

Madame Gandhi: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The drummer and activist perform three songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
16/09/21·13m 50s

Ani DiFranco: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Ani DiFranco delivers a beautiful and powerful performance from her home and studio, Big Blue in New Orleans.
02/09/21·15m 20s

Sara Watkins: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Nickel Creek fiddler makes a magical return to Tiny Desk. Watch Sara Watkins and her band perform five songs in quarantine.
30/08/21·17m 14s

Jason Isbell And Amanda Shires: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Americana's most famous couple perform a Tiny Desk quarantine set in their barn, backed by gorgeous stain-glassed windows.
18/08/21·17m 30s

Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Burt Bacharach, one of pop's historic melody makers, is still performing at age 92, as you'll see in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert with lyricist Daniel Tashian.
16/08/21·13m 26s

Jacob Collier: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Watch four different Jacob Colliers perform simultaneously in the same studio in this unprecedented Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
30/07/21·16m 0s

Bill Callahan: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Bill Callahan has a deep pocket of stories to tell. Standing outside his home, he performs a few of them with guitarist Matt Kinsey and trumpet player Derek Phelps.
26/07/21·18m 39s

Kate Davis: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

One of our favorite indie rock lyricists performs a four-song concert for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
23/07/21·16m 1s

BTS: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The most popular band in the world performs three songs with a live band for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.
21/07/21·14m 6s

Ashley McBryde: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The country singer performed four songs from her latest album, Never Will, including one of our top 25 songs of 2019.
19/07/21·19m 12s

Lucinda Williams: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Lucinda Williams and her guitar mate, Stuart Mathis, set up shop for a Tiny Desk home concert at Thirty Tigers' headquarters in Nashville.
16/07/21·20m 21s

Lake Street Dive: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The pop group took to the biggest little stage in New York City to record its Tiny Desk quarantine set.
14/07/21·18m 52s

Courtney Marie Andrews: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

One of the shining lights of Americana music recorded a Tiny Desk concert at her home in Nashville.
12/07/21·17m 19s

Clem Snide With Scott Avett: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Clem Snide and Scott Avett play spiritually searching songs from Forever Just Beyond while maintaining social distancing for their Tiny Desk (home) concert.
09/07/21·15m 37s

Flatbush Zombies: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Watch the hip-hop group perform a stripped-down set from a house in Los Angeles for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.
02/06/21·17m 44s

Becca Mancari: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Nashville-based rock musician recorded a five-song set for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
26/05/21·15m 56s

Buck Curran: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The American guitarist met Adele Pappalardo years ago while touring Italy. They perform droning psych-folk songs together from their Bergamo home.
25/05/21·19m 35s

Thao Nguyen: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Thao is joined by two cellists in this remarkable set for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
23/04/21·21m 7s

Dirty Projectors: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The indie rock band performs four songs while quarantining in five separate homes.
20/04/21·12m 8s

M. Ward: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The acclaimed guitarist (and masculine half of She & Him) performed seven songs in his Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
06/04/21·21m 36s

Nilüfer Yanya: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

After performing for us last year, Nilüfer Yanya rejoins the Tiny Desk team from afar, performing three works from her last album and debuting a new song.
31/03/21·15m 22s

Coreyah: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Seoul-based sextet performs music that blends Korean traditional music with modern sounds.
25/03/21·16m 25s

Trupa Trupa: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Polish rock band performed a Tiny Desk quarantine concert in Gdańsk basement.
24/03/21·15m 22s

Lianne La Havas: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Lianne La Havas plays a Tiny Desk from her cozy London space. Her set includes two songs from her upcoming, self-titled album.
09/03/21·13m 50s

Fogerty's Factory - John Fogerty + Family: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

John Fogerty plays three Creedence Clearwater Revival classics with some help from his family for his Tiny Desk home concert.
17/02/21·14m 57s

Kevin Morby And Waxahatchee: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

From Kevin Morby's tiny desk in Kansas City, Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee duet.
21/01/21·22m 7s

John Prine Tribute: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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.
19/01/21·21m 0s

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela play a relaxed Tiny Desk home concert from their studio in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
23/11/20·23m 7s

Ben Gibbard

The Death Cab For Cutie frontman performs a new song and pays tribute to Fountains of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger in this quarantine concert.
18/11/20·12m 36s

Laura Marling

Laura Marling delivers an intimate performance of songs from her just-released record Song For Our Daughter in her living room.
17/11/20·11m 43s

Tom Adams

The singer and songwriter plays four new songs from his home in Cornwall, accompanied by a modular synthesizer and fronted by Adams' gifted falsetto.
10/11/20·19m 43s

Raul Midón

The jazz singer and guitarist has multiple Grammy nominations to his name. He performed five songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
09/11/20·19m 44s

Michael McDonald

No joke: The Doobie Brother took to his studio to record a special quarantine concert for Tiny Desk fans.
06/11/20·15m 27s

Margo Price & Jeremy Ivey

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.
02/11/20·15m 50s

Soccer Mommy

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.
30/10/20·16m 27s

Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives draws inspiration from Irish and African traditional music. Watch her channel both in this Tiny Desk concert.
24/06/20·12m 35s

Alicia Keys

The pop superstar premiered a new song, "Gramercy Park," and revisited a classic during her Tiny Desk performance.
15/06/20·27m 53s


The cast and musicians of the hit Broadway musical Hadestown pack into the Tiny Desk for a truly glorious performance of its greatest songs.
01/06/20·26m 38s


More than 40 years after forming, the British post-punk pioneers finally visited the Tiny Desk.
27/05/20·15m 16s


The award-winning Irish quartet performs three songs from its latest album, The Livelong Day, at the Tiny Desk.
18/05/20·19m 57s

Frances Quinlan

The frontwoman of the indie-rock band Hop Along made her second appearance at the Tiny Desk, this time performing songs from her debut solo album.
13/05/20·15m 23s

Augustin Hadelich

Grammy-winning fiddler Augustin Hadelich brings one of the finest violins in the world to the Tiny Desk.
11/05/20·14m 1s

Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste premieres new songs and takes us through some of the many sides of his rich musical history at the Tiny Desk.
04/05/20·16m 56s

Daughter Of Swords

Alexandra Sauser-Monnig returns to the Tiny Desk with her band Daughter of Swords, showcasing new music as well as songs from 2019's gorgeous Dawnbreaker album.
29/04/20·13m 51s

Mahan Esfahani

The harpsichord is alive and well. Watch Mahan Esfahani give the first solo harpsichord recital at the Tiny Desk, playing music that spans over 250 years.
28/04/20·20m 15s

The Free Nationals Feat. Anderson .Paak, Chronixx & India Shawn

The Free Nationals and Anderson .Paak make their triumphant return to the Tiny Desk along with some other special guests.
21/04/20·19m 0s

Angelica Garcia

With a great deal of "Salva-Mex-American" pride, Angelica Garcia performs three songs from her album, Cha Cha Palace at the Tiny Desk.
15/04/20·12m 31s


Alex Toth, who played the Tiny Desk back in 2015 as a member of Rubblebucket returns front and center with his own band, Tōth.
13/04/20·16m 8s

The Lumineers

Ho hey! Look who turned up at the Tiny Desk. Watch The Lumineers play a four-song set for the smallest crowd in ages.
08/04/20·24m 51s

Jesca Hoop

You'll want to watch this deeply reflective and personal Tiny Desk concert.
03/04/20·18m 5s

Allen Stone

The soul singer demonstrated a commitment to the Tiny Desk that we rarely, if ever, see.
30/03/20·20m 27s

The Black Crowes

Chris and Rich Robinson revisit songs from their debut album, Shake Your Money Maker.
23/03/20·18m 43s

Rex Orange County

Watch the low-key British pop star perform "Sunflower," "Loving Is Easy" and more at the Tiny Desk.
18/03/20·18m 40s

Harry Styles

The former One Direction singer gave a charming performance of "Watermelon Sugar," "Adore You" and other cuts from his latest album, Fine Line.
16/03/20·19m 23s


The 23-year old rapper from Alabama went for a stripped-down set anchored by a Peruvian cajón.
13/03/20·19m 42s

Kirill Gerstein

Watch the award-winning pianist play a hit by Chopin, a premiere by Thomas Adès and a cherished song by Gershwin dressed in a virtuosic arrangement.
12/03/20·16m 54s


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.
06/03/20·17m 19s

Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science

The veteran jazz drummer is joined by special guests that include producer and percussionist Kassa Overall and actor Malcolm Jamal Warner, for a potent and deeply moving set.
04/03/20·17m 54s

Mellotron Variations

Robby Grant, Pat Sansone (Wilco), Jonathan Kirkscey and John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood) give an all-Mellotron performance, making music of magic and mystery.
03/03/20·17m 20s

Bob Weir And Wolf Bros

Weir, along with Don Was and Jay Lane, play a set rich in Grateful Dead lore, including an emotional take on the sing-along, "Ripple."


The band from Havana brings its intoxicating mix of Afro-Cuban dance music and 1970s funk-and-soul to the Tiny Desk.

Indigo Sparke

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

Jenny Lewis

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

Chris Dave And The Drumhedz

Chris Dave, your favorite musician's favorite drummer, takes listeners on a journey through a virtual record store, picking up different genres along the way and putting them in your bag.


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

Snoh Aalegra

The Iranian-Swedish singer draws her musical cues from Brandy and Sade while racking up a list of collaborators such as Vince Staples, James Fauntleroy and, most recently, Pharrell Williams.

Laura Stevenson

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.

Mount Eerie With Julie Doiron

Phil Elverum shares his open wounds — of death, love and the loss of love — in close harmonies, accompanied only by electric and nylon-string guitars.

Baby Rose

At 25, she mixes the bluesy melisma of Nina Simone and the deep register of Sarah Vaughan — two of her influences — with songwriting as devastating as her delivery.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Here's a first: Steelpans at the Tiny Desk. It's true. Nearly a thousand performances into the series and the instrument has never been featured, until now.

Another Sky

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.


The R&B singer from Inglewood, CA made his performance a family affair, dedicating it to his late godson, with his mother and older brother on backup vocals.

Rising Appalachia

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.

Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World showed up to the NPR Music office all smiles and no guitars. They borrowed a couple acoustics, a gong and a tambourine for a heartfelt set that included "The Middle."


The fast-rising teenager from Jamaica just won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album, making her the first woman and youngest artist to ever win in the category.
27/01/20·15m 16s

J.S. Ondara

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.

Max Richter

The eclectic composer joins members of the ACME ensemble for some of his most affecting music, which moves the audience to tears.


The singer who once sang backup for Massive Attack, Iggy Azalea and The Chemical Brothers, is front-and-center at the Tiny Desk.

Joyce DiDonato

Watch the celebrated opera star deconstruct old Italian love songs with her signature flair, backed by a crack jazz ensemble.

Jordan Rakei

Despite some unexpected gear problems, the soulful R&B artist and his band locked-in and played a phenomenal set behind the Tiny Desk.


The Austin, Texas band brought old-school R&B horns, bongos and deep grooves to the Tiny Desk.

Bridget Kibbey

The irrepressible harpist proves that the instrument can be as tempestuous as a tango, as complex as a Bach fugue and sing as serenely as a church choir.

Daniel Norgren

The Swedish singer sways and writhes as he and his band create a dream state calming enough to slow the day's hectic pace to a crawl. Take a seat on a comfy couch and have a listen.

Spanglish Fly

Spanglish Fly is one of the pioneers of the boogaloo revival scene happening on the East Coast. For about sixteen minutes, they turned the NPR Music offices into the hottest Latin dance club in D.C.


It's impossible to not be drawn in by the visual specter of Balún as the band mixes traditional instruments and electronics, set against a rich tapestry of voices.

Los Lobos Holiday

When Los Lobos gathered behind the Tiny Desk, it felt like they were cramped in the back room of a family Christmas party, calling up tunes from the Latin holiday song book.


The LA-based trio makes an intricate blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop. For their Tiny Desk set, they pulled out all the stops: flutes, flugelhorns, saxophones, keyboards, ukuleles and more.

The Comet Is Coming

The Comet is Coming is a force of nature. The British trio makes the kind of instrumental jazz that takes music lovers out of their comfort zone and into a musical realm they may never have explored.

Weyes Blood

Watch the band perform a blissed-out, gently sweeping set featuring three songs from its latest album, Titanic Rising.


"I just want you to know," Raveena told the NPR office, "that in this space that we're in, you're extremely, extremely loved."

Freddie Gibbs And Madlib

The enigmatic and reclusive producer Madlib joins hard-hitting emcee Freddie Gibbs for one of the most memorable Tiny Desks of the year.

Black Uhuru

The influential reggae group, whose name means "black freedom," brought songs of solidarity and love to the Tiny Desk.


A nomadic storyteller with a cross-genre style ranging from folk to rap, Mereba slays the devil in her solo set behind the Desk.

Carly Rae Jepsen

The singer brought a sparkling, pop-disco vibe and a lot of swagger to the sun-filled Tiny Desk.

Igor Levit

The insightful pianist offers a Beethoven bonanza, ranging from the mesmerizing pulse of the popular "Moonlight" Sonata to flashes of wry humor and tender beauty.

Snarky Puppy

The jazz, funk and gospel improv group brought jams and joy to the Tiny Desk.

Burna Boy

The Nigerian singer and songwriter is one of the biggest African artists in the world and a pioneer of Afro-fusion, an inescapable sound this year.


KOKOKO! are sonic warriors. They seized control of the Tiny Desk, shouting their arrival through a megaphone, while electronic sirens begin to blare.

Sunny War

Sunny War has been homeless, busked on city streets and Venice Beach, left home feeling she was a burden to her mother, battled addiction and still found a way to bring joy to others thru her music.


The British rapper made a trip all the way from the UK just for this Tiny Desk performance and powered through a set that made the personal political.

BJ The Chicago Kid

The 34-year old R&B mainstay used his moment at the desk to fit in as many of his most cherished songs as possible — Nine songs in 17 minutes to be exact.
06/11/19·17m 23s

Rio Mira

Rio Mira's music celebrates life along the river that separates Ecuador and Colombia: soft breezes, loving friends, the embrace of Africa and lots of festejando!


The group from Japan is on a mission to expand the conventional meaning of "cute." Their performance included synchronized dancing, pom-poms and matching pink uniforms, with a heavy, angular sound.

Jovino Santos Neto Trio

Along with his trio, the pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer cast a spell over the NPR Music offices in this joyful turn behind the Tiny Desk.

Summer Walker

One week after releasing a record-shattering studio debut, the Atlanta native brings a glowing R&B set to the Tiny Desk.

Taylor Swift

As she settled in for this stripped-down set, Taylor Swift looked out over the office. "I just decided to take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them."
16/10/19·29m 6s

Brittany Howard

The Alabama Shakes singer and guitarist brought an eight-piece backing band to the Tiny Desk for a set of deeply personal and affecting songs.

Charly Bliss

The vibrancy of the band can feel childlike and candy-coated. But the group's songs are more about the pain of entering adulthood and leaving some of that sweetness behind.

Sharon Van Etten

Nearly a decade after her first appearance at the Tiny Desk, Sharon Van Etten returns with a full band and a bigger, bolder sound.

Molly Sarlé

After performing at the Tiny Desk as one third of the group Mountain Man, Molly Sarlé returns for a soul-stirring solo performance.
04/10/19·17m 26s

Jonas Brothers

The brothers and their backing band gave a playful performance of three tracks from their latest album, Happiness Begins.
30/09/19·14m 4s

Josh Ritter With Amanda Shires And Jason Isbell

In his second visit to the Tiny Desk, Josh Ritter had America on his mind. "We all have to fight against this notion that we're not all human beings."
30/09/19·18m 30s

Ari Lennox

The R&B singer performed songs from her debut full-length, Shea Butter Baby.
25/09/19·15m 0s

Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba returns for its second Tiny Desk performance with a revised musical vision.
23/09/19·16m 22s

Nilüfer Yanya

There's a hush to the music of Nilüfer Yanya that made the Tiny Desk the perfect stage for her sound.
18/09/19·12m 11s

Rhiannon Giddens

Giddens shares songs from her latest album, There is No Other, in an emotional and transfixing performance at the Tiny Desk.
16/09/19·18m 33s

Come From Away

Sixteen performers from the Broadway cast crammed behind the Tiny Desk to sing songs and share stories about thousands of airline passengers who were stranded in Newfoundland after 9/11.
11/09/19·18m 8s

Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley

With eyes shut, Marley dug deep into the healing power of music with songs from his 2017 album Stony Hill.

The Tallest Man On Earth

The Tallest Man On Earth's second appearance at the Tiny Desk comes almost 10 years to the day after his first. He returns with a touch of grey and a beard, but no less intense or moving.


The three Israeli sisters in A-WA mix Yemenite and Arabic traditions with splashes of reggae and hip-hop.
03/09/19·14m 57s


The singer and mega-hit songwriter showcases three of his own tracks, including "I Luv Your Girl" and two songs from Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3.
30/08/19·14m 4s

Dan Tepfer

The pianist and programmer has transformed the acoustic piano into his duet partner.
29/08/19·18m 36s


47SOUL's message of equality is meant for the world. It's music without borders, mixing old and new, acoustic and electronic from a band formed in Amman Jordan, singing in Arabic and English.
26/08/19·14m 5s

Mandolin Orange

Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz made everything seem so easy, with just a few acoustic instruments and a single microphone behind the Tiny Desk, performing songs full of joy and thoughtfulness.
23/08/19·14m 44s

Nicole Bus

Nicole Bus' sound is reminiscent of vintage R&B, yet still feels current and capable of transcending age and demographics.
21/08/19·13m 19s

Tobe Nwigwe

The Houston-based rapper's mindful words are like a life hack for anyone seeking guidance, with pleas to look past inherent hardships and evil and to stay focused on life's ultimate prizes.
19/08/19·16m 17s

Kian Soltani

Watch a young cellist on the rise, offering music of virtuosity, sweet lyricism and a little fire from his Persian roots.


How does half•alive, known for funky earworms and synchronized dancing, translate to such a cozy space? Have the dancers sit.
12/08/19·11m 5s

Among Authors

Among Authors' music isn't casual; there are songs within these songs, and they're not always catchy. They'll take you on a journey worth following.
12/08/19·22m 26s

David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band

David Crosby, Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis and Michael League are The Lighthouse Band, and together they harmonized the heck out of the Tiny Desk.
07/08/19·15m 4s


Bas came to the Tiny Desk to get it, and — in a breathless four-song set — he did exactly that.
05/08/19·14m 17s


The Calle 13 veteran, fresh off her appearance at demonstrations in Puerto Rico, performs three songs that rage with revolutionary intensity.
05/08/19·12m 35s

Calexico And Iron & Wine

The two bands just released Years to Burn, their first album together since 2005. Now, they've performed three songs — two new, one old — for Calexico's Tiny Desk debut.
01/08/19·12m 55s


Tamino possesses one of the most remarkable and memorable voices to ever grace the Tiny Desk.


Backed by a band assembled just for this occasion, the breakthrough pop icon performs three joyfully showy songs from Cuz I Love You.
29/07/19·17m 8s


The spirit of Cab Calloway lives on in Masego, the singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who surprised NPR's Tiny Desk audience with a zany sense of showmanship.
24/07/19·20m 39s

Jacob Collier

As the NPR staff gathered to watch his performance, Jacob Collier sprinted full bore down the hallway for his set, hardly able to contain his creative energy or enthusiasm.


The punk-infused art band from Washington, D.C. brings a kinder, gentler and sparer version of the group's music to the Tiny Desk.

Erin Rae

Every time she performs live, Erin Rae transforms her quiet storms into different hues of squalling introspection.
12/07/19·14m 15s

Sting And Shaggy

The two musical legends brought plenty of joy to the Tiny Desk, with an unexpected collaboration that works surprisingly well.
10/07/19·14m 43s

Miya Folick

Miya Folick was raised a Buddhist in Santa Ana, Calif., and is of Ukrainian and Japanese descent. She sings of conviction, not fiction.
08/07/19·13m 31s

American Football

Who would've thought that American Football's fruitful reunion would not only include some of the emo band's best songs, but also a children's choir at the Tiny Desk?
08/07/19·18m 30s

Saint Sister

The group from Ireland makes music that mixes the organic with the electronic, starting with a large, 34-string lever harp.
03/07/19·13m 31s

Be More Chill

On Broadway, Be More Chill is a playful burst of frenetic energy and silly, stealthy sweetness. At the Tiny Desk, it holds onto that rowdy, generous spirit while stripping down the arrangements.

Sesame Street

Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Grover, Rosita, Count von Count, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and other surprise guests gather at NPR's headquarters to celebrate 50 years of love, learning and joy.
26/06/19·15m 56s

Betty Who

Betty Who brings Roséwave, sun's-out pop to the Tiny Desk with all the usual studio production stripped away.
26/06/19·19m 29s

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Tasha Cobbs Leonard is widely regarded as one of the best gospel singers performing today. Her set at the Tiny Desk moved many at the NPR offices to tears.
24/06/19·17m 6s

Imogen Heap

Imogen Heap takes us through her many musical talents, from her Frou Frou musical partner, Guy Sigsworth — and their first new song in 17 years — to an extraordinary performance with musical gloves.
20/06/19·18m 52s


The British madmen brought fury, cathartic rage and deep thoughts to the Tiny Desk for one of the loudest, most raucous performances in memory.
19/06/19·13m 20s


Foxing is at the forefront of an emo revival, heavily influenced by late-'90s and early 2000s groups like Sunny Day Real Estate and American Football.
12/06/19·12m 28s


Tomberlin is the daughter of a Baptist pastor, grew up singing in the church and, since her teens, has questioned her own beliefs in God and faith. Her songs are delicate and vulnerable.
07/06/19·12m 32s

Quinn Christopherson: Tiny Desk Contest Winner 2019

Quinn and his musical partner, guitarist and singer Nick Carpenter, arrived from the cool of Anchorage to the swelter of D.C. and performed with remarkable confidence and grace.
04/06/19·17m 31s


The group unites sounds from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, with a dash of New York City thrown in.
30/05/19·18m 23s

Lucky Daye

Hailing from New Orleans with a love of sticky, bass-bumping funk, Lucky brought along a 10-person band, including a quartet of horns, to capture the full flavor of his debut album Painted.
28/05/19·13m 57s

Jeremy Dutcher

There is no one making music like this 27-year-old, classically trained opera tenor and pianist. Watch and see why.
22/05/19·23m 35s

Ensemble Signal Plays Jonny Greenwood

Watch members of the New York-based group give the world premiere video performances of two recent pieces by Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood.
20/05/19·22m 7s

Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider

Watch what happens when the smoky-voiced jazz singer from Mexico conspires with an adventuresome string quartet for songs steeped in Latin American traditions.
16/05/19·20m 5s


These classically trained artists fill the NPR Music offices with shrieking, rhythmic noise that redefines what an electric guitar can do.
13/05/19·16m 48s


This is probably the quietest you'll ever hear the first metal band to play the Tiny Desk.
07/05/19·15m 28s


Laraaji is best known to some for his ambient work with Brian Eno in the late '70s. He brings his meditative calm to the Tiny Desk in this hypnotic performance.
02/05/19·15m 47s

Toro y Moi

Toro y Moi loses the voice processing, synths and other heavy effects for a stripped-down acoustic set at the Tiny Desk.
29/04/19·14m 0s

Better Oblivion Community Center

Tiny Desk alums Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers surprised us all with their stunning collaboration this year as Better Oblivion Community Center. Together they radiate joy at the desk.
24/04/19·11m 48s

The Calidore String Quartet

The Calidore String Quartet confirms that the centuries-old formula – two violins, a viola and a cello – is still very much alive and evolving.
22/04/19·19m 6s


The music of Theodore is dark and transformative, with the kind of spare elegance you can hear in Sigur Rós or Pink Floyd.
17/04/19·18m 35s

Gary Clark Jr.

These three songs, from Clark's incendiary new album This Land, roar with the assurance and force of a showman at the top of his game.
16/04/19·15m 33s

Karine Polwart Trio

Scottish singer, songwriter and essayist Karine Polwart seldom comes stateside, eschewing air travel to reduce her carbon footprint. But on a rare, recent visit, she stopped in D.C. for a Tiny Desk.
10/04/19·18m 2s

Georgia Anne Muldrow

The R&B singer from Los Angeles is all about showing and spreading love.
08/04/19·16m 18s

Courtney Marie Andrews

It was a day when sunlight drenched the office and the songs of heart from Courtney Marie Andrews felt right at home.
03/04/19·13m 39s


Performing unplugged, the band forgoes its usual meticulousness in favor of a shaggy, entirely acoustic mix of new songs and '90s-era deep cuts.
01/04/19·16m 5s

Andrea Cruz

The singer from Puerto Rico is part of a movement on the island that emphasizes largely acoustic instruments and a folk-based approach to interpreting life before and after the hurricane of 2017.
27/03/19·15m 21s

&More (Chill Moody & Donn T)

Philadelphia Rapper Chill Moody and singer Donn T, along with their crew known as &More, were one of the standout entrants in last year's Tiny Desk Contest. They bring a message of hope and love.
25/03/19·18m 34s

Alejandro Escovedo

The veteran rocker and a backup band from Italy play songs from their album The Crossing, chronicling an American Dream of rock and roll and Beat poetry.
20/03/19·12m 5s


The U.K.-based singer-songwriter takes the Tiny Desk on a cosmic journey through her Saturn return.
19/03/19·12m 5s

Kaia Kater

Multi-hyphenate artist Kaia Kater uses the architecture of roots music, which she studied in West Virginia, to establish a simultaneous dialogue with both the present moment and her own past.
14/03/19·17m 6s


The artist came to the Tiny Desk masked up, as always, the better to catch a glimpse of her soul.
11/03/19·17m 4s

Meg Myers

Myers replaces her album's roaring electric guitars and electronics with a pulsing string quartet, piano and brushed drums — and uncorks a cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill."
06/03/19·13m 19s

Phony Ppl

The Brooklynites stand out for their inventive and seamless blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop.
04/03/19·19m 56s


The Atlanta trap super-producer and son of a preacher man saved the day with a soulful Tiny Desk.
28/02/19·11m 37s

Natalie Prass

Decked out in matching, cobalt blue outfits, the singer and her band had a clear vision: If you want to overcome the times, find strength in numbers.
25/02/19·12m 32s

The Pedrito Martinez Group

The Afro-Cuban percussionist mesmerizes with his almost otherworldly talent on congas.
21/02/19·15m 16s

Scott Mulvahill

Scott Mulvahill has been trying to win the Tiny Desk Contest for each of its four years. And while he's never won, we all loved him so much we had to invite him to play.
21/02/19·14m 51s

Mountain Man

The voices of Amelia Meath, Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig come together behind the Tiny Desk, with songs that conjure a simpler life: dogs, friends, moonlight or skinny dipping.
14/02/19·10m 45s

Lau Noah

There's a magical aura that surrounds Lau Noah as she sits behind the Tiny Desk and unspools thought-provoking story-songs.
11/02/19·15m 40s

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile and his musical mate, Rob Laakso casually lose themselves in complex guitar lines that are effortlessly beautiful and lyrical.
06/02/19·15m 31s

Cat Power

Chan Marshall and her band perform a brisk and beautifully orchestrated medley of Cat Power songs: "Wanderer," "Woman" and 2006's "The Moon."
04/02/19·9m 40s

Blood Orange

This Blood Orange Tiny Desk is a beautifully conceived concert showing off the craft and care that has made Devonté Hynes a groundbreaking producer and songwriter.

Stella Donnelly

Watch the Australian singer-songwriter perform three new songs from her upcoming full-length debut, Beware of the Dogs.
23/01/19·10m 30s

Nate Wood - fOUR

The multi-instrumentalist says he only wishes he had more limbs; but Wood still manages to simultaneously play a bass guitar, keys and drums, all while singing into a wearable microphone.
16/01/19·15m 58s

Aaron Lee Tasjan

Aaron Lee Tasjan arrived in an ascot and mustard-colored shirt, sporting red, round sunglasses and mutton chops. It was a fashionable nod to the psych-pop and rock sound he brought to the Tiny Desk.
15/01/19·14m 41s

Carolina Eyck and Clarice Jensen

Carolina Eyck, the first artist to bring a theremin to the Tiny Desk, plays the air with the kind of lyrical phrasing and "fingered" articulation that takes a special kind of virtuosity.
14/01/19·15m 52s


The preacher's son from Compton brought his flair for the dramatic, and an air of rebellion, to the Tiny Desk.
10/01/19·12m 0s

Miguel Zenón feat. Spektral Quartet

The saxophonist is a big thinker whose mesmerizing compositions chronicle the music of his native Puerto Rico with the help of an adventurous jazz quartet.
07/01/19·20m 47s

Harold López-Nussa Trio

Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, along with his brother Ruy on drums and bassist Gaston Joya, deliver a set of danceable jazz explorations rooted in Afro-Cuban musical traditions to the Tiny Desk.
17/12/18·16m 59s

Amy Grant

Amy Grant maps her fabulous, four-decade career with some of her coziest and heartfelt Christmas songs, not to mention a delightful version of "Jingle Bells."
17/12/18·13m 11s


The singer stuns in her second appearance at the Tiny Desk, showcasing not only her vocal mastery, but her skills as a captivating multi-instrumentalist.
12/12/18·18m 57s

Wu-Tang Clan

The Clan celebrates its 25th anniversary with an old-school cipher at the Tiny Desk.
05/12/18·20m 48s

Dirty Projectors

The band takes its quirks of production, rhythm and rhyme and brilliantly arranges them to work behind the Tiny Desk.
04/12/18·20m 48s

Joey Alexander

No one in the NPR offices could have imagined how remarkable this 15-year old pianist would be at the Tiny Desk.
30/11/18·25m 56s

The Innocence Mission

The Innocence Mission, ever the most careful cultivators of quiet, encouraged us to come closer, to discover the "thing beautiful enough" in the moment it's delivered.
29/11/18·12m 40s


The Toronto-based R&B duo bathed the Tiny Desk in vibrant blue, purple and orange light to make it feel more like a concert hall.
26/11/18·12m 14s


Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers are all Tiny Desk alumae, but here they play together at NPR for the first time as boygenius, one of this year's best surprises.
26/11/18·12m 23s

Bernie And The Believers Feat. Essence: Tiny Desk Concert

The story of Bernie and the Believers is the story of Bernie Dalton's diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease and compassionate friends making his dream come true and his songs come to life.
13/11/18·24m 3s

Half Waif

The band's songs, stripped here to their essence, are particularly peaceful and calm — and sometimes chilling.
09/11/18·13m 14s

Pedro The Lion

No matter how dark or disastrous, there's always been an undercurrent of grace to the music of David Bazan. He returns to his Pedro the Lion moniker for this memorable Tiny Desk performance.
08/11/18·14m 16s

Nicholas Payton Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

After back-to-back performances in South Africa, Argentina, Chile and New York, Payton hit the Tiny Desk, where he dazzled the audience, simultaneously playing his trumpet and a Fender Rhodes.
02/11/18·23m 53s

Liniker e os Caramelows

Liniker e os Caramelows are from Brazil but steeped in the tradition of soul from here in the U.S. Watching this performance is to witness a spell being cast, note-by-note.
29/10/18·18m 46s

Jim James

A single voice can send a powerful message - and that's just what Jim James did at the Tiny Desk, with just his voice and an acoustic guitar.
29/10/18·11m 30s

Cautious Clay

The charismatic singer and saxophonist brought a group of longtime friends to play a warm, thoughtful and chill set at the Tiny Desk.
24/10/18·13m 37s


The self-proclaimed "Funklordz" normally perform as a duo, but played with a live band for the first time at the Tiny Desk.
22/10/18·17m 40s

Alfredo Rodríguez

The Cuban pianist thrilled the NPR office with an intense performance that was as melodic as it was rhythmic.
22/10/18·18m 53s

Florence + the Machine

"I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a big gig, I'd probably be climbing all over here and running around."
17/10/18·14m 16s

Café Tacvba

The pioneering Mexican band recreates the adventurous musical energy of their massive stadium shows behind Bob Boilen's desk.
15/10/18·20m 43s

Big Boi

The OutKast star performs "So Fresh, So Clean," "The Way You Move" and his solo single "All Night" with the help of singer Sleepy Brown and an eight-member backing band.
10/10/18·12m 50s

Cory Henry

Henry and his band would have sounded right at home on Stax Records in the '70s — no small accomplishment. Watch them perform three funky, soulful jams.
05/10/18·23m 29s


Before embarking on a tour of Australia and Asia, the Chicago native brought the squad that helped make Care For Me one of 2018's best — along with a very special guest.
01/10/18·15m 27s

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The jazz singer, who used to be into radical feminist punk, now composes and sings beautiful jazz ballads.
25/09/18·18m 22s

Anthony Roth Costanzo

Watch the ambitious countertenor sing music that spans more than 250 years, connecting the dots between David Byrne, George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.
21/09/18·17m 33s

Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne's transporting music can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
19/09/18·14m 41s


Brooklyn-bred hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser.
17/09/18·14m 7s

GoGo Penguin

This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.
17/09/18·18m 10s

Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers

While this Sacramento, Calif. band didn't win this year's Tiny Desk contest, their video entry, for the song "Peach Scones," was among the more memorable we've ever seen.
13/09/18·15m 26s

Jupiter & Okwess

Jupiter Bokondji and his band Okwess play music that feels both African and American, with Jupiter's early musical tastes inspired by The Jackson 5, James Brown and the sounds of Motown.
10/09/18·12m 36s


The band makes life-affirming music that singer Kalmia Traver created over the past few years, filled with the triumph of being cancer free.
05/09/18·14m 27s

George Li

Watch the young Harvard grad dispatch some of the most "knuckle-busting" piano repertoire with uncommon panache and precision.
04/09/18·15m 28s

Tech N9ne Feat. Krizz Kaliko: Tiny Desk Concert

Two of Kansas City's finest — and indie hip-hop's trailblazers — deliver a dose of Strange Music.
29/08/18·14m 25s


In the fifteen years since he released Trap Muzik, Tip Harris has reinvented himself a thousand times over. But the stories he recounts from that era make his Tiny Desk a memorable one.
27/08/18·8m 42s

Dermot Kennedy

Backed for the first time ever by members of the Howard Gospel Choir, the Irish singer-songwriter shows off a voice built to fill stadiums in more ways than one.
27/08/18·13m 42s

Camp Cope

The Australian band uses tiny moments of introspection to illuminate life's bewildering, terrifying, isolating aspects — especially as they apply to women.
22/08/18·13m 37s

Yo-Yo Ma

Watch the 19-time Grammy winner return to his lifelong passion for J.S. Bach, playing music from the Cello Suites and offering advice on the art of incremental learning.
17/08/18·12m 22s

Erykah Badu

The singer's performance at the Tiny Desk was an almost spiritual experience, leaving many at the NPR Music offices in awe.
15/08/18·15m 17s

Tower Of Power

Even from its beginnings in late-60s Oakland, the band has always stood out. Fifty years later, its devotion to classic horn-driven soul remains unmatched, its passion and precision unchanged.
13/08/18·18m 56s


DAWN has a breathless enthusiasm for shape-shifting pop music. She strips three songs to just the essentials, illuminating the impeccable songwriting behind her wild combination of sounds.
10/08/18·11m 22s

Mac Miller

Mac Miller reflects on his journey's peaks and valleys in a boisterous set of songs from Swimming, featuring special guest Thundercat on "What's the Use?"
06/08/18·17m 18s

Haley Heynderickx

One of our favorite new artists of 2018 visits the Tiny Desk.
03/08/18·17m 26s

The Del McCoury Band

Del McCoury has been performing, and updating, his take on bluegrass for some 60 years. At the Tiny Desk, he brought three traveling songs and some good yarns to share from his ample time on the road.
01/08/18·19m 26s


The precise serrations of Washington, D.C. band Flasher get softened for a visit to the Tiny Desk — their vocals, normally side-by-side rushing electric instruments, get the center stage treatment.
31/07/18·10m 36s

Lalah Hathaway

The veteran singer showcases her soaring powerfully expressive voice in a performance that bridges several generations of classic soul.
25/07/18·11m 11s

The King's Singers

The storied vocal ensemble brings close harmony singing to a diverse set list that includes a Beatles tune and a bawdy madrigal from the 1500s.
23/07/18·17m 52s

Ólafur Arnalds

The Icelandic composer is joined by two "ghost" pianists, making mysterious and memorable music at the Tiny Desk.
19/07/18·16m 5s

The Midnight Hour

A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge brought their Luke Cage-inspired collaboration to the Tiny Desk.
18/07/18·14m 53s

Mumu Fresh Feat. Black Thought & DJ Dummy

Occasionally a new voice emerges so rich in experience that the only way to describe it is old soul.
11/07/18·23m 29s

Rev. Sekou And The Seal Breakers

Rev. Sekou and the Seal Breakers gave one of the most rousing Tiny Desks we've ever had, opening with one question: "Do you want to get free?"
10/07/18·20m 18s

Frédéric Yonnet With Special Guest Dave Chappelle

Come for the jokes, stay for the French harmonica player who's toured with Stevie Wonder, Prince and Ed Sheeran.
09/07/18·16m 54s

PJ Morton

New Orleans' native son brought his musical Gumbo — and a 10-piece orchestra — to the Tiny Desk for some well-seasoned soul and a lesson in creative freedom.
02/07/18·11m 37s

Golden Dawn Arkestra

Join the "Children of the Sun" - or sit back and enjoy the spectacle - in this Tiny Desk experience.

Dave Matthews

The star sheds his band for a warm, winning, utterly game, happily overstuffed five-song performance of songs from across his long career.


Watch the New York rap icon perform "Paid In Full" and "Know The Ledge," as well as a new song for Marvel's Luke Cage, at the Tiny Desk.

From The Top

A handful of teenagers, and a 12-year-old violinist, from the radio show From the Top, give sparkling performances, proving there's a bright future for classical music.

The Messthetics

The bassist and drummer from D.C.'s pioneering punk band Fugazi join guitarist Anthony Pirog for a set of thrilling, sometimes loud and frenetic instrumentals.
20/06/18·16m 54s


Watch the 20-year-old star perform acoustic versions of "Location," "Saved" and "Young Dumb & Broke."

Yissy García & Bandancha

Come for one of Havana's most talented acts. Stay for García's incredible mohawk.


The D.C. rapper brought quite the crew to his Tiny Desk performance.

Jorja Smith

Watch the rising U.K. star perform intimate renditions of "Blue Lights," "On My Mind" and "Teenage Fantasy" with a full band.


The one-woman riot who made headlines during the inaugural Women's March On Washington visits the Tiny Desk.

Grace VanderWaal

The 14-year-old singer who signed to Columbia after winning America's Got Talent, dazzles the Tiny Desk with her breathtaking voice.

Daniel Caesar

Watch the R&B star-in-the-making perform three songs, including a guest appearance by H.E.R.

Tom Misch

This 22-year-old Brit has soul for days.

Trouble Funk

We squeezed 12 go-go musicians behind the Tiny Desk. Watch what ensued.

Third Coast Percussion

Watch the Chicago-based ensemble conjure otherworldly sounds from steel pipes, tuned cowbells and a bowl that sings.

Ill Camille

The Los Angeles rapper and Kendrick Lamar collaborator performed four songs from her excellent album, Heirloom.

Juanes & Mon Laferte

The Colombian pop star and Chilean rising star brought their duet tour to the Tiny Desk.

The Band's Visit

Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and the cast of the Tony-nominated play The Band's Visit marked the first Broadway performance at the Tiny Desk.


The dream of the '90s is alive in this Canadian rock band.


This trio from Houston, Texas makes trance-inducing music heavily inspired by 1960s and '70s funk and soul from, of all places, Thailand.

Naia Izumi

The winner of this year's Tiny Desk Concert Contest makes his official debut performance behind the desk.

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are two American musical treasures. This husband-and-wife banjo duo write original tunes steeped in the roots of folk music.


In three songs from Reservoir, Gordi keeps her voice both unadorned and centered within warm, cool arrangements that include piano, guitar, pedal steel, a harmonium named Barbara, and more.


Even if the world came to an end, there's still beauty and hope in all of us and in song. That about sums up the wistful mystery that is the music of Darlingside.

GZA & The Soul Rebels

Most rap fans would name RZA as the head of the Wu-Tang Clan. But Wu purists know that GZA, or The Genius, is the crew's unspoken elder statesman.


Bedouine is Azniv Korkejian, a singer and guitarist who echoes sounds from the 1960's North American folk songwriters, but with vocal inflections closer to Leonard Cohen than to Joni Mitchell.


ÌFÉ isn't playing anything new. In fact, the band takes on something quite old: ritual Afro-Caribbean music that takes a lifetime to absorb and master.


The multinational band of theatrically fun and talented musicians in Superorganism mix melody and mischievous with almost Seussian folly.

Logan Richardson

Hear a triumphant fusion of jazz, rock and blues that moves with momentum and fresh anticipation. Logan Richardson plays with a lyrical intensity that is both focused and free.

John Moreland

When you hear John Moreland's sweet voice, it's hard to believe he spent years singing in punk, metal-core and hardcore bands. He plays acoustic guitar now, but his songs are still full of passion.


The veteran Brooklyn rapper was an underground star during hip-hop's golden era. At the Tiny Desk, O.C. made it clear that he hasn't lost his edge.

The Breeders

The Breeders' dreamy scuzz sounds more wizened and frazzled at the Tiny Desk, featuring the same lineup behind the band's breakout, 1993 album Last Splash.

Jorge Drexler

The Uruguayan singer-songwriter is one of the finest lyricists operating today. Watch his stunning performance behind the Tiny Desk.

Tyler Childers

Tyler Childers writes songs about hard lives and hard love with direct heart and a soulful Kentucky drawl.
11/04/18·9m 44s

Lara Bello

Flamenco, jazz and classical share the stage in this Tiny Desk from one of our favorite Spanish composers.
10/04/18·16m 14s


See the band perform a rare evening Tiny Desk concert, illuminated by flickering lights
09/04/18·18m 51s

Dan Auerbach

The guitarist and singer for The Black Keys and The Arcs brings his Easy Eye Sound Revue to the Tiny Desk, recalling a time and sound from the '60s when southern R&B, including Nashville, was a force.
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