Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

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Joseph

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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Drive-By Truckers

The long-running rock band holds a mirror to the hard realities of America right now on American Band. Watch Drive-By Truckers' emotional performance at the NPR Music office.

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Blind Pilot

The band's shimmery folk-pop sound, with its vibraphone and overarching vibrancy, is perfectly suited to the space behind Bob Boilen's desk.

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Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

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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RDGLDGRN

The D.C.-area band crafts a striking mix of rock, hip-hop, funk, go-go and Brazilian sounds, fused with energy and humor.

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Haley Bonar

In a performance of three songs from Impossible Dream, the Minnesota singer-songwriter achieves a nifty balance of stripped-down intimacy and impeccable polish.

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Common At The White House

It was an offer we couldn't pass up: The veteran rapper fronting an all-star band at the White House, for the very first Tiny Desk Concert to take place outside NPR's offices.

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Joshua Bell & Jeremy Denk

Two A-list classical artists work up a sweat as they revel in the tender and turbulent music of Brahms and Schumann.

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Blue Man Group

The world-famous entertainers retrofitted their custom-made instruments, confetti cannons, and streamers to fit our Tiny Desk.

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Corinne Bailey Rae

There's real joy in this genre-defying performance by the English singer-songwriter, who performs material from her first album in six years.

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Saul Williams

In this intense performance, you can feel the singer and poet's passion in every sharp, thoughtful, powerful, provocative word.

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The Secret Sisters

The Alabama sibling duo's music can be hymn-like: plain but powerful, heartsick and hopeful. Watch The Secret Sisters perform a river ballad, a hymn and a song capturing some old-fashioned loneliness.

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William Bell

The 77-year-old soul hitmaker, known for co-writing songs like the blues standard "Born Under A Bad Sign," returns to the spotlight with the aid of a 12-piece band.

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Watch Big Thief's Tiny Desk Concert

The band's songs exude muscular warmth, with lyrics that are both memorable and meaningful. Watch Big Thief perform three songs from Masterpiece, recorded live in the NPR Music offices.

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Nina Diaz

As a solo artist on leave from Girl In A Coma, the singer finds new ways to sound ferocious. Here, she performs three songs from an album due out in the fall.