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

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Frank Fairfield

A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and warm-toned banjo picking.

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear

The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.

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Jason Vieaux And Yolanda Kondonassis

Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia.

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Young Fathers

The Scottish group's intense, electronics-driven, hip-hop-infused poetry is reduced to just the barest essentials in this set, which spans two songs and just four minutes.

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Camané

A major star of fado music in his native Portugal, Camané sings with a silky baritone — and the weight of the world's sadness on his shoulders.

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Bellows

What sets Bellows apart from thousands of other guitar-bass-drums bands out there is its heart. These are enchanting songs, with the power to drift in your head for days.

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Eskmo

Plywood shelving from the Tiny Desk, water bottles and a Paul McCartney doll head become percussion instruments in the hands of a man who's part musician, part magician.

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Vijay Iyer Trio

Fueled by a dozen years of rhythmic interaction (and a lot of espresso), Iyer's working band transforms selections from throughout the pianist's deep and varied catalog.

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Diego El Cigala

See a singer called "the Sinatra of flamenco," a musical game changer whose expressive style draws on jazz and a range of other genres.

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José González

Performing his first new solo songs in seven years, this soft-spoken Swedish singer left an imprint at the Tiny Desk that was gentle and long lasting.

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DakhaBrakha

An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.

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Jessie Ware

Ware's singing brings warmth to electronic music and a swooning quality to her own pop, so it's no surprise that her visit to the Tiny Desk was filled with casual poise and spontaneity.

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Rosa Díaz

The singer's lyrics reflect deeply felt emotions in this sophisticated, passionate performance with cellist Daniel de Jesus.

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Chadwick Stokes

Stokes' songs feel familiar; they're old friends before you're done hearing them for the first time. Watch the Dispatch and State Radio singer perform his solo material live in the NPR Music offices.

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Beach Slang

James Snyder's euphoric punk anthems become raw and uplifting confessionals in this acoustic set — which includes a new song, "Too Late To Die Young."