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

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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.

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Margaret Glaspy

Everything serves the songs here: There's no overplaying, no frills, just great music and a tremendous new artist who sounds thrilled to be playing it.

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Eddie Palmieri

An icon for both modern and Latin jazz, the veteran performer continues to break tradition and innovate within many musical styles, including salsa, fusion, Latin funk and more.

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

Watch the invigorating, genre-busting bandleader, drummer, singer and rapper perform four songs — three from this year's Malibu, plus one surprising audience request.

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René Marie

Joined by her Experiment In Truth band, the expressive, charismatic jazz singer performs songs from her new album, Sound Of Red.

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The Jayhawks

The beloved band displays its signature country-tinged rock and close harmonies in four stripped-down songs from its newest album, Paging Mr. Proust.

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Rachel Barton Pine

Watch the genial violinist commune with nearly 300-year-old music by J.S. Bach, played on an instrument built during the composer's heyday.

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Kevin Morby

The singer, known for his work in the bands Woods and The Babies, performs carefully crafted songs with powerful lyrics. Morby released his new album, Singing Saw, earlier this year.

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Lucy Dacus

The Virginia musician writes songs that can be thoughtful, playful and powerful, with tremendous arrangements from guitarist Jacob Blizard. Watch Dacus and her band perform three songs from No Burden.

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Xenia Rubinos

On Black Terry Cat and in the NPR Music offices, Rubinos' music uses her Afro-Caribbean roots as a jumping-off point for inventive, provocative songs.

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John Congleton And The Nighty Nite

These are not songs to shock, but songs to remind us of our fragility, our faults, our instincts and what an extraordinary thing it is to be an ordinary phenomenal nothing.

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Gregory Porter

Watch an entrancing set by the decorated soul singer, who'd visited NPR on a difficult day. Porter's music can be serious and heartwarming, but it never loses its sense of wonder and delight.

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Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

There's a point when a jam is just a jam, but when a jam becomes a journey... man. Here, the instrumental rock band turns and churns its long-form compositions into new forms.

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Jane Bunnett

The Canadian jazz multi-instrumentalist performs in the NPR Music offices with some of the top young women musicians in Cuba.