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

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And The Kids

The fun, colorful trio plays music that's full of life, with dissonant sounds that still feel suited for singing along.

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Oddisee

The charismatic Brooklyn-via-D.C.-area rapper creates just the right amount of space in his music. Here, he performs three songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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Hop Along

Frances Quinlan's voice whispers with a rasp that feels small one moment, then lets loose a gut-punching howl the next. But at the Tiny Desk, it's all about Hop Along's urgent arrangements.

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Strand Of Oaks

Timothy Showalter's music is filled with bite and sometimes regret, but also a good deal of warmth. Here, he plays three songs from HEAL, performed with just his voice and a guitar.

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The Prettiots

The three women in The Prettiots share their love of everything from Law & Order to old-school girl groups like the Shangri-Las.

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Anna & Elizabeth

The duo performs spare folk music with simply instrumentation and visual aids. If you've never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, breathe deep and soak it all in.

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Genevieve

See a singer with a powerful voice and extremely encouraging message — words to be not just sung but shouted from the rooftops.

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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.