Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.
Jacob Collier: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Watch four different Jacob Colliers perform simultaneously in the same studio in this unprecedented Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
Bill Callahan: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Bill Callahan has a deep pocket of stories to tell. Standing outside his home, he performs a few of them with guitarist Matt Kinsey and trumpet player Derek Phelps.
Kate Davis: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
One of our favorite indie rock lyricists performs a four-song concert for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
BTS: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
The most popular band in the world performs three songs with a live band for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.
Ashley McBryde: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
The country singer performed four songs from her latest album, Never Will, including one of our top 25 songs of 2019.
Lucinda Williams: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Lucinda Williams and her guitar mate, Stuart Mathis, set up shop for a Tiny Desk home concert at Thirty Tigers' headquarters in Nashville.
A little longer would be better but overall nice job.
Don’t appreciate the hip hop.
Thanks for turning me on to so many great artists!
High highs & boring lows
I’m not sure how they select the acts for this show? There’s never an explanation as to why someone is there, although it’s almost always an unspoken promotion for their latest albums.
The concept is kinda cool, but it’s a bit too irreverent of a concept for there to be such a revolving doors-approach to booking artists. There’s no connection from one concert to another, and it isn’t really a special performance space; it’s literally at a guy’s desk. Good for you if you enjoy the gimmick that much, but I have to be honest and say I’ve given this a shot and the series isn’t for me.
Erykah Badu, Mac Miller w/ band, and the Bob Weir show were all class acts & memorable shows that I have listened to dozens of times each.
My advice is listen to this if you see an artist you already like. I think they’re trying to like “expose” listeners to “new” music and that just feels so corny and forced sometimes, it’s difficult to enjoy. Yet, some favorite artists of mine have gone on there and ripped a great set, so I can’t purely criticize the show.
Tl;dnr: decent series overall, cringingly gimmicky, has had some really high moments in its history yet I don’t listen to it often.