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

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Andrew Bird

For this performance of three new songs, Bird comes with a stripped-down acoustic band: just drums, upright bass and acoustic guitar, with Bird himself on violin.

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Carrie Rodriguez

On her new album Lola, Rodriguez's bi-cultural life blossoms into a spectacular collection of stories and songs, several of which she performs in this Tiny Desk concert with guitarist Luke Jacobs.

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Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis somehow finds wide-eyed wonder in heartbreak. He and guitarist Kelly Doyle play stripped-down yet thoughtfully busy arrangements from his ambitious country record.

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Andy Shauf

The Saskatchewan singer-songwriter visits the NPR Music offices to perform three quietly affecting songs, two of them from his new album The Party.

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Steve Kimock

The veteran jam-rock guitarist's dedication to his instrument is matched only by his imagination. There's joy in hearing Kimock play acoustically, with no filter between his ideas and his fingers.

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Daymé Arocena

The Cuban singer's music is fueled by surprisingly mature songwriting (she's only 24), as well as an irrepressible personality that projects warmth, fun and a million-watt smile.

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Lara St. John

With intrepid pianist Matt Herskowitz in tow, the violinist performs a set of rambunctious tunes from Hungary and Romania that will leave you breathless.

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Monika

When you hear Monika, life feels good: The Greek singer's performances and presence are simply winning. Watch her perform four songs from Secret In The Dark at the NPR Music offices.

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Eighth Blackbird

Watch the Grammy-winning Chicago sextet perform new music by David Lang, Bryce Dessner and Robert Honstein.

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Florist

Emily Sprague performs three quiet, delicate songs in the NPR Music offices with help from members of New York's Epoch collective.

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Peter Frampton

Forty years after the classic album Frampton Comes Alive!, Peter Frampton brings his songs and his voice (but no talk box) to the Tiny Desk. We couldn't help but sing along.

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

The New York band's punchy horn section, bluesy vocals and uniquely transformative harmonica solos instantly demand attention.

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Julia Holter

The most minute details suddenly become a grandiose spectacle in Julia Holter's cosmic cabaret. Her new arrangements at the NPR Music offices unravel amid moments of both quiet and bombast.

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Benjamin Clementine

There are intimate moments of revelation in Clementine's immersive, breathtaking performance, recorded live in the NPR Music offices.