April 3, 2013

NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts

How did I not know about this?!?

I quite enjoy NPR's programs, especially Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, This American Life, and Prairie Home Companion.

So I was tickled pink to discover the Tiny Desk Concerts while perusing music videos on YouTube.

It's like having personal concerts in a small setting, but without the high ticket price and sticky floors.

Check out these gems:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Note: contains strong language, but the first song is safe

Brandi Carlile


Also, The Cranberries, Yo-Yo Ma, Juanes, They Might Be Giants, The Decemberists, etc.

But they also play some less-known talented artists, and I've loved finding new songs I like. For example:

Robert Cray

Spirit Family Reunion

Flaco Jimenez

Anais Mitchell

If you want to just listen to the entire series (that's what I've begun doing--it provides a whole work-week worth of enjoyment), you can click here for the full playlist.

You're welcome.

*drops mic and walks away*

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