Stephen Thompson | When Mountain Man began a decade ago, it consisted of three close friends arraying their voices in a resplendent blend, often without so much as an acoustic guitar for adornment. Today, the configuration remains exactly the same, except that all three members — Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Molly Sarlé and Amelia Meath — have […]
May 22, 2019 | Bob Boilen — Jeremy Dutcher came to the Tiny Desk with sparkling, purple streams of glitter draped around his shoulders. Then he set his iPad on our Yamaha upright piano, not to read his score as pianists do these days, but to play a centuries-old wax cylinder recording of a song […]
Directed by Hugo Jouxtel Sound Direction by Henri D’Armancourt Produced by Philippine Graffard for La Blogothèque Shot at Chateau de La Roche Guyon in April 2019 — Want to see more ? Subscribe : http://bit.ly/SubBlogo — Follow La Blogothèque : http://blogotheque.net http://facebook.com/blogotheque http://instagram.com/blogotheque http://twitter.com/blogotheque — Stay a while : Take Away Show, the Very Best […]
When the Tiny Desk Judges first heard Yasmin Williams, she was playing this song. “GuitKa” is an entrancing instrumental in which Williams avails herself of all the sounds her guitar can provide — from her chiming tapping on its upper frets to her thunderous rhythms on its body. Enjoy this Night Owl from Corcoran School […]
Stephen Thompson | When you’re facing a crowd that’s been sitting for three and a half hours, you might as well get everyone up and dancing. Leikeli47 was the ninth and final Tiny Desk Family Hour act to take the stage at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church during SXSW last week. So naturally, the charismatic, genre-smashing […]
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage does “Down By The Riverside” as sung by Pete Seeger. #SpiritOfSeeger Calling all musicians and singers! The weekend of Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday, May 3-5, please join us in celebrating the #SpiritOfSeeger by sharing videos of yourself sharing Pete’s music with your local community. Head out to your […]
Just six days after the release of her album, ‘On The Line,’ Jenny Lewis and a group of backing musicians gathered in the cozy Clown Lounge at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., for a MicroShow performance comprising six songs in an unforgettable setting. Set List “Heads Gonna Roll” “Wasted Youth” “Party Clown” “Red […]
Watch Cordovas sing the world-weary “This Town’s A Drag” during sunset at Van Brunt Stillhouse in Red Hook.
Stephen Thompson | Each year at SXSW, a few emerging artists become the talk of the festival. This year, Cautious Clay — the far-reaching and breezily soulful project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Karpeh — appears to be one of the names on attendees’ lips. As luck would have it, Karpeh appeared at NPR Music’s […]
We discovered L.A.-based band Moontower during the Tiny Desk Contest fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Co. The group regularly hosts shows at their house, so we recorded the band at a space they know well: at home.
April 8, 2019 | Bobby Carter — Georgia Anne Muldrow is all about showing and spreading love. That fact became clear as we discussed the set list for her Tiny Desk performance. She and the band were floating the possibility of swapping the duet with her partner in music and life, Dudley Perkins with another […]
For its latest record, ‘Critical Equation,’ long-running Philadelphia band Dr. Dog wanted to subvert listener expectations. Watch the band perform the title track from WXPN.
Amanda Palmer performs at the Tiny Desk Family Hour during SXSW at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas.
On Tour Soon! Tuesday, July 23 – Levitt Pavilion of the Performing Arts – Westport, CT Wednesday, July 24 – Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture – Washington, DC Thursday, July 25 – Chautauqua Institute – Chautauqua, NY Friday, July 26 – The Egg – Albany, NY Saturday, July 27 – Great Waters […]
April 3, 2019 | Bob Boilen — It was a day when sunlight drenched the office and the songs of heart from Courtney Marie Andrews felt right at home. It’s been a year since her comforting album, May Your Kindness Remain, came out. Amazingly it’s her sixth record, and yet she’s still a just few […]