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Tiny Desk Concerts is a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in Washington, D.C.

History[edit]

The first Tiny Desk Concert came about in 2008 after Boilen and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson left a bar show frustrated that they couldn't hear the music over the crowd noise.[1] Thompson joked that the musician, folk singer Laura Gibson, should just perform at Boilen's desk. A month later Boilen arranged for her to do just that, making an impromptu recording and posting it online.[2] The name is taken from Boilen's 1970s psychedelic dance band called Tiny Desk Unit.[3]

Concerts[edit]

As of August 2018, the series included more than 800 concerts viewed a collective 2 billion times on YouTube.[2]

The series has sometimes drawn criticism for narrowness in the musical genres it includes—described as focused on "hipster-infused indie rock" by Zachary Crockett at Vox[2]—to the exclusion of genres like country and hip-hop.[4] However reviewers also say the series' musical focus has broadened in scope over time.[2][5] Performer Anderson Paak's appearance on the series is Tiny Desk Concerts' most popular video with 49 million views (as of May 8, 2020), surpassing (from November 2017) the previous #1 viewed video of T-Pain, seen 14.96 million times.[2]. Popular entries include Mac Miller's set (featuring Thundercat), viewed more than 34.8 million times as of April 2020.


List of Concerts[edit]

2020[edit]

Date Concert
May 15, 2020 Alex Isley
May 14, 2020 Ashley McBryde
May 13, 2020 Frances Quinlan
May 11, 2020 Augustin Hadelich
May 8, 2020 Braxton Cook
May 7, 2020 MILCK
May 5, 2020 Lianne La Havas
May 4, 2020 Jon Batiste
May 1, 2020 Buck Curran
April 30, 2020 Jeru The Damaja
April 29, 2020 Daughter Of Swords
April 28, 2020 Rodrigo y Gabriela
April 27, 2020 Mahan Esfahani
April 24, 2020 Fogerty's Factory - John Fogerty + Family
April 23, 2020 The Pop Ups
April 22, 2020 Nick Hakim
April 20, 2020 The Free Nationals Feat. Anderson .Paak, Chronixx & India Shawn
April 17, 2020 Lang Lang
April 16, 2020 Laura Marling
April 15, 2020 Angelica Garcia
April 14, 2020 Kevin Morby And Waxahatchee
April 13, 2020 Tōth
April 11, 2020 John Prine Tribute
April 9, 2020 Black Thought Of The Roots
March 30, 2020 Allen Stone
March 27, 2020 Tarriona 'Tank' Ball
March 26, 2020 Margo Price & Jeremy Ivey
March 24, 2020 Soccer Mommy
March 23, 2020 The Black Crowes
March 20, 2020 Arthur Moon
March 18, 2020 Rex Orange County
March 16, 2020 Harry Styles
March 13, 2020 Chika
March 11, 2020 Kirill Gerstein
March 9, 2020 Coldplay
March 6, 2020 Taimane
March 4, 2020 Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science
March 3, 2020 Mellotron Variations
March 2, 2020 Bob Weir And Wolf Bros
February 28, 2020 Cimafunk
February 26, 2020 Indigo Sparke
February 24, 2020 Jenny Lewis
February 21, 2020 Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
February 20, 2020 Elisapie
February 18, 2020 Snoh Aalegra
February 14, 2020 Laura Stevenson
February 12, 2020 Mount Eerie With Julie Doiron
February 10, 2020 Baby Rose
February 7, 2020 Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
February 5, 2020 Another Sky
February 3, 2020 SiR
January 31, 2020 Rising Appalachia
January 29, 2020 Jimmy Eat World
January 27, 2020 Koffee
January 24, 2020 J.S. Ondara
January 22, 2020 Max Richter
January 21, 2020 Wale
January 17, 2020 Yola
January 15, 2020 Joyce DiDonato
January 13, 2020 Jordan Rakei
January 10, 2020 Brownout
January 8, 2020 Bridget Kibbey
January 3, 2020 Daniel Norgren

2019[edit]

Date Concert
December 31, 2019 Spanglish Fly
December 20, 2019 Balún
December 18, 2019 Los Lobos
December 16, 2019 Moonchild
December 13, 2019 The Comet Is Coming
December 11, 2019 Weyes Blood
December 9, 2019 Raveena
December 6, 2019 Freddie Gibbs And Madlib
December 5, 2019 Raphael Saadiq
December 3, 2019 Sheryl Crow
December 2, 2019 Megan Thee Stallion
November 29, 2019 Black Uhuru
November 27, 2019 Mereba
November 25, 2019 Carly Rae Jepsen
November 22, 2019 Igor Levit
November 20, 2019 Snarky Puppy
November 18, 2019 Burna Boy
November 15, 2019 KOKOKO!
November 13, 2019 Sunny War
November 12, 2019 Leslie Odom Jr.
November 8, 2019 Dave
November 6, 2019 BJ The Chicago Kid
October 28, 2019 Megan Thee Stallion
October 28, 2019 Wale
October 28, 2019 Raphael Saadiq
October 28, 2019 Sheryl Crow
October 25, 2019 Rio Mira
October 23, 2019 CHAI
October 21, 2019 Jovino Santos Neto Trio
October 18, 2019 Summer Walker
October 16, 2019 Taylor Swift
October 15, 2019 Brittany Howard
October 9, 2019 Charly Bliss
October 7, 2019 Sharon Van Etten
October 4, 2019 Molly Sarlé
September 30, 2019 Jonas Brothers
September 27, 2019 Josh Ritter With Amanda Shires And Jason Isbell
September 25, 2019 Ari Lennox
September 20, 2019 Y La Bamba
September 18, 2019 Nilüfer Yanya
September 18, 2019 Rosanne Cash
September 16, 2019 Rhiannon Giddens
September 11, 2019 Come From Away
September 9, 2019 Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley
September 6, 2019 The Tallest Man On Earth (2019)
September 3, 2019 A-WA
August 30, 2019 The-Dream
August 29, 2019 Dan Tepfer
August 26, 2019 47SOUL
August 23, 2019 Mandolin Orange
August 21, 2019 Nicole Bus
August 19, 2019 Tobe Nwigwe
August 16, 2019 Kian Soltani
August 12, 2019 half•alive
August 9, 2019 Among Authors
August 8, 2019 Ty Dolla $ign
August 7, 2019 David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band
August 5, 2019 Bas
August 3, 2019 iLe
August 1, 2019 Calexico And Iron & Wine
July 29, 2019 Lizzo
July 26, 2019 Tamino
July 24, 2019 Masego
July 22, 2019 Jacob Collier
July 19, 2019 Priests
July 12, 2019 Erin Rae
July 10, 2019 Sting And Shaggy
July 8, 2019 American Football
July 5, 2019 Miya Folick
July 3, 2019 Saint Sister
July 1, 2019 Be More Chill
June 26, 2019 Betty Who
June 24, 2019 Tasha Cobbs Leonard
June 20, 2019 Imogen Heap
June 18, 2019 IDLES
June 12, 2019 Foxing
June 10, 2019 Sesame Street
June 6, 2019 Tomberlin
June 3, 2019 Quinn Christopherson
May 30, 2019 LADAMA
May 23, 2019 Lucky Daye
May 20, 2019 Jeremy Dutcher
May 15, 2019 Ensemble Signal Plays Jonny Greenwood
May 14, 2019 Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider
May 3, 2019 Thou
May 3, 2019 Ohmme
April 19, 2019 The Calidore String Quartet
April 19, 2019 Better Oblivion Community Center
April 19, 2019 Toro Y Moi
April 19, 2019 Laraaji
April 16, 2019 Theodore
April 11, 2019 Gary Clark Jr.
April 8, 2019 Karine Polwart Trio
April 4, 2019 Georgia Anne Muldrow
April 1, 2019 Courtney Marie Andrews
March 26, 2019 Weezer
March 25, 2019 Andrea Cruz
March 22, 2019 &More (Chill Moody & Donn T)
March 18, 2019 Alejandro Escovedo
March 14, 2019 Nao
March 8, 2019 Leikeli47
March 6, 2019 Gaelynn Lea
March 6, 2019 Cautious Clay
March 6, 2019 John Paul White
March 6, 2019 Mountain Man
March 6, 2019 Wyclef Jean
March 6, 2019 Gina Chavez
March 6, 2019 Fragile Rock
March 6, 2019 Amanda Palmer
March 6, 2019 Leikeli47
March 4, 2019 Meg Myers
February 26, 2019 Zaytoven
February 22, 2019 Natalie Prass
February 14, 2019 Scott Mulvahill
February 14, 2019 The Pedrito Martinez Group
February 12, 2019 Mountain Man
February 8, 2019 Lau Noah
February 5, 2019 Kurt Vile
February 1, 2019 Cat Power
January 25, 2019 Blood Orange
January 18, 2019 Stella Donnelly
January 15, 2019 Nate Wood - fOUR
January 14, 2019 Aaron Lee Tasjan
January 10, 2019 Carolina Eyck and Clarice Jensen
January 7, 2019 Buddy
January 3, 2019 Miguel Zenón feat. Spektral Quartet

2018[edit]

Date Concert
December 14, 2018 Amy Grant
December 12, 2018 Harold López-Nussa Trio
December 11, 2018 H.E.R.
December 4, 2018 Wu-Tang Clan
November 30, 2018 Dirty Projectors
November 29, 2018 Joey Alexander
November 27, 2018 The Innocence Mission
November 16, 2018 dvsn
November 15, 2018 Boygenius
November 8, 2018 Half Waif
November 7, 2018 Pedro The Lion
November 2, 2018 Bernie And The Believers Feat. Essence
November 1, 2018 Nicholas Payton Trio
October 24, 2018 Liniker e os Caramelows
October 23, 2018 Cautious Clay
October 23, 2018 Jim James
October 18, 2018 Chromeo
October 16, 2018 Alfredo Rodríguez
October 11, 2018 Café Tacvba
October 11, 2018 Florence + the Machine
October 5, 2018 Big Boi
October 4, 2018 Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
September 28, 2018 Saba
September 24, 2018 Cécile McLorin Salvant
September 20, 2018 Anthony Roth Costanzo
September 18, 2018 Julie Byrne
September 14, 2018 Smif-N-Wessun
September 13, 2018 GoGo Penguin
September 11, 2018 Hobo Johnson
September 6, 2018 Jupiter & Okwess
September 4, 2018 Kalbells
August 28, 2018 Tech N9ne Feat. Krizz Kaliko
August 28, 2018 George Li
August 24, 2018 T.I.
August 23, 2018 Dermot Kennedy
August 21, 2018 Camp Cope
August 16, 2018 Yo-Yo Ma
August 14, 2018 Erykah Badu
August 10, 2018 Tower Of Power
August 9, 2018 DAWN
August 6, 2018 Mac Miller
August 3, 2018 Haley Heynderickx
August 1, 2018 The Del McCoury Band
July 30, 2018 Flasher
July 25, 2018 Lalah Hathaway
July 23, 2018 The King's Singers
July 19, 2018 Ólafur Arnalds
July 18, 2018 The Midnight Hour
July 11, 2018 Mumu Fresh Feat. Black Thought & DJ Dummy
July 10, 2018 Rev. Sekou And The Seal Breakers
July 9, 2018 Frédéric Yonnet With Special Guest Dave Chappelle
July 2, 2018 PJ Morton
June 29, 2018 Golden Dawn Arkestra
June 27, 2018 Dave Matthews
June 25, 2018 Rakim
June 22, 2018 From The Top
June 20, 2018 The Messthetics
June 18, 2018 Khalid
June 15, 2018 Yissy García & Bandancha
June 13, 2018 GoldLink
June 11, 2018 Jorja Smith
June 8, 2018 MILCK
June 6, 2018 Grace VanderWaal
June 4, 2018 Daniel Caesar
June 1, 2018 Tom Misch
May 30, 2018 Trouble Funk
May 29, 2018 Third Coast Percussion
May 25, 2018 Ill Camille
May 23, 2018 Juanes & Mon Laferte
May 21, 2018 The Band's Visit
May 18, 2018 Partner
May 16, 2018 Khruangbin
May 14, 2018 Naia Izumi
May 11, 2018 Bela Fleck And Abigail Washburn
May 7, 2018 Gordi
May 4, 2018 Darlingside
May 2, 2018 GZA & The Soul Rebels
April 30, 2018 Bedouine
April 27, 2018 ÌFÉ
April 25, 2018 Superorganism
April 23, 2018 Logan Richardson
April 20, 2018 John Moreland
April 18, 2018 O.C.
April 16, 2018 The Breeders
April 13, 2018 Jorge Drexler
April 11, 2018 Tyler Childers
April 10, 2018 Lara Bello
April 9, 2018 Rhye
April 4, 2018 Dan Auerbach
April 2, 2018 Dee Dee Bridgewater
April 1, 2018 Robin Olson
March 30, 2018 Masta Ace
March 28, 2018 I'm With Her
March 26, 2018 Jenny And The Mexicats
March 23, 2018 Väsen
March 19, 2018 Cornelius
March 15, 2018 Raul Midón
March 12, 2018 John Prine
March 9, 2018 Kuinka
March 7, 2018 Alex Clare
March 5, 2018 Big K.R.I.T.
March 2, 2018 Anna Meredith
March 1, 2018 Roy Ayers
February 26, 2018 Lee Ann Womack
February 23, 2018 Vagabon
February 21, 2018 August Greene
February 19, 2018 Big Daddy Kane
February 16, 2018 Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo
February 14, 2018 Nick Hakim
February 12, 2018 Marlon Williams
February 9, 2018 The Crossrhodes
February 7, 2018 Ibeyi
February 5, 2018 Hurray For The Riff Raff
February 2, 2018 Vicente García
January 31, 2018 Alice Smith
January 29, 2018 Jamila Woods
January 26, 2018 Barbara Hannigan
January 24, 2018 George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars
January 22, 2018 St. Vincent
January 19, 2018 Amadou and Mariam
January 17, 2018 The Lemon Twigs
January 16, 2018 AHI
January 15, 2018 Artists From The 'Take Me To The River' Tour
January 12, 2018 Daniil Trifonov
January 10, 2018 Julien Baker
January 8, 2018 The Weather Station
January 5, 2018 Lo Moon
January 3, 2018 Open Mike Eagle

2017[edit]

Date Concert
December 18, 2017 Hanson For The Holidays
December 15, 2017 This Is The Kit
December 13, 2017 Cigarettes After Sex
December 11, 2017 Tyler, The Creator
December 8, 2017 Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
December 6, 2017 King Krule
December 4, 2017 Ted Leo
December 1, 2017 Walter Martin
November 29, 2017 Moses Sumney
November 27, 2017 Phoebe Bridgers
November 24, 2017 David Greilsammer
November 21, 2017 Ledisi
November 20, 2017 Billy Corgan
November 17, 2017 Benjamin Booker
November 15, 2017 Now, Now
November 14, 2017 Aminé
November 10, 2017 The Mynabirds
November 8, 2017 Ani DiFranco
November 6, 2017 Wyclef Jean
November 3, 2017 Nate Smith + KINFOLK
November 1, 2017 Gracie and Rachel
October 30, 2017 The Roots Feat. Bilal
October 27, 2017 Natalia Lafourcade
October 25, 2017 Japanese Breakfast
October 23, 2017 Shabazz Palaces
October 20, 2017 The Perceptionists
October 18, 2017 Thundercat
October 16, 2017 Hanson
October 10, 2017 Randy Newman
October 6, 2017 Landlady
October 2, 2017 Paramore
September 29, 2017 Dawg Yawp
September 27, 2017 Chronixx
September 25, 2017 Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
September 22, 2017 Bomba Estereo
September 21, 2017 SsingSsing
September 15, 2017 Snail Mail
September 13, 2017 L.A. Salami
September 12, 2017 Bleachers
September 8, 2017 Frances Cone
September 5, 2017 Jidenna
August 28, 2017 Jason Isbell
August 21, 2017 DJ Premier & The Badder Band
August 14, 2017 ALA.NI
August 7, 2017 Maggie Rogers
August 1, 2017 Diet Cig
July 28, 2017 Aldous Harding
July 24, 2017 The Shins
July 20, 2017 Albin Lee Meldau
July 19, 2017 Rare Essence
July 17, 2017 Tuxedo
July 14, 2017 Fragile Rock
July 10, 2017 Jay Som
July 5, 2017 Chance The Rapper
June 30, 2017 Helado Negro
June 26, 2017 Ravi Coltrane Quartet
June 23, 2017 Holly Macve
June 19, 2017 Tigers Jaw
June 16, 2017 Penguin Cafe
June 12, 2017 Perfume Genius
June 5, 2017 Violents & Monica Martin
June 2, 2017 Nick Grant
May 30, 2017 Royal Thunder
May 26, 2017 Gabriel Garzón-Montano
May 22, 2017 Julia Jacklin
May 19, 2017 Troker
May 15, 2017 Tim Darcy
May 12, 2017 Danilo Brito
May 8, 2017 Aimee Mann
May 5, 2017 Peter Silberman
May 1, 2017 Avery*Sunshine
April 28, 2017 Antonio Lizana
April 19, 2017 alt-J
April 13, 2017 Chicano Batman
April 12, 2017 Ljova And The Kontraband
April 7, 2017 Sinkane
April 6, 2017 Tash Sultana
April 3, 2017 Noname
March 24, 2017 Delicate Steve
March 21, 2017 Sampha
March 13, 2017 Red Baraat
March 10, 2017 Tank And The Bangas
March 9, 2017 Overcoats
March 6, 2017 Maren Morris
March 3, 2017 Ninet
February 28, 2017 Dirty Dozen Brass Band
February 21, 2017 Little Simz
February 15, 2017 Agnes Obel
February 10, 2017 Esmé Patterson
February 6, 2017 Run The Jewels
January 25, 2017 Miramar
January 25, 2017 Gallant
January 19, 2017 BADBADNOTGOOD
January 17, 2017 Brent Cobb
January 10, 2017 D.R.A.M.
January 9, 2017 Lila Downs
January 5, 2017 Donny McCaslin

2016[edit]

Date Concert
December 21, 2016 Declan McKenna
December 19, 2016 The Oh Hellos
December 12, 2016 Derek Gripper
December 6, 2016 Alsarah & The Nubatones
December 6, 2016 Gucci Mane
December 2, 2016 Ro James
November 22, 2016 Margo Price
November 22, 2016 Pinegrove
November 16, 2016 Tegan And Sara
November 8, 2016 Adam Torres
November 8, 2016 Attacca Quartet
November 3, 2016 Ta-ku & Wafia
November 1, 2016 The Westerlies
October 25, 2016 Joseph
October 25, 2016 John Paul White
October 20, 2016 Drive-By Truckers
October 13, 2016 Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
October 11, 2016 RDGLDGRN
October 9, 2016 Blind Pilot
October 7, 2016 Haley Bonar
October 3, 2016 Common
September 28, 2016 Joshua Bell & Jeremy Denk
September 23, 2016 Blue Man Group
September 19, 2016 Corinne Bailey Rae
September 15, 2016 Saul Williams
September 8, 2016 The Secret Sisters
September 6, 2016 William Bell
August 29, 2016 Big Thief
August 25, 2016 Nina Diaz
August 18, 2016 Eddie Palmieri
August 18, 2016 Margaret Glaspy
August 12, 2016 Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
August 5, 2016 The Jayhawks
July 27, 2016 Lucy Dacus
July 27, 2016 Kevin Morby
July 27, 2016 Rachel Barton Pine
July 27, 2016 René Marie
July 25, 2016 Xenia Rubinos
July 21, 2016 John Congleton And The Nighty Nite
July 18, 2016 Gregory Porter
July 13, 2016 Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
July 7, 2016 Valley Queen
July 6, 2016 Jane Bunnett
June 30, 2016 Los Hacheros
June 29, 2016 Adia Victoria
June 28, 2016 Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran
June 22, 2016 Mashrou' Leila
June 16, 2016 Alessio Bax
June 16, 2016 Brandy Clark
June 13, 2016 Chick Corea & Gary Burton
June 9, 2016 Weaves
June 2, 2016 Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop
June 1, 2016 Barry Douglas
May 25, 2016 Andrew Bird
May 24, 2016 Carrie Rodriguez
May 20, 2016 Robert Ellis
May 17, 2016 Andy Shauf
May 13, 2016 Steve Kimock
May 12, 2016 Daymé Arocena
May 5, 2016 Lara St. John
May 3, 2016 Monika
April 29, 2016 Eighth Blackbird
April 28, 2016 Florist
April 20, 2016 Julia Holter
April 20, 2016 Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
April 15, 2016 Benjamin Clementine
April 11, 2016 Seratones
April 8, 2016 Palehound
April 6, 2016 Mothers
March 30, 2016 Ane Brun
March 30, 2016 PWR BTTM
March 24, 2016 Tedeschi Trucks Band
March 24, 2016 Anthony Hamilton
March 17, 2016 Peter Frampton
March 10, 2016 Gaelynn Lea
March 8, 2016 Graham Nash
March 4, 2016 Julien Baker
March 2, 2016 Monsieur Periné
February 25, 2016 Lake Street Dive
February 24, 2016 Brushy One String
February 22, 2016 Wilco
February 16, 2016 Ben Folds
February 10, 2016 Chelsea Wolfe
February 8, 2016 Car Seat Headrest
January 29, 2016 EL VY
January 25, 2016 The Arcs
January 22, 2016 Wolf Alice
January 19, 2016 River Whyless
January 14, 2016 Benny Sings
January 12, 2016 Natalie Merchant
January 8, 2016 Mariachi Flor De Toloache
January 5, 2016 Rapsody

2015[edit]

Date Concert
December 21, 2015 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
December 18, 2015 Son Little
December 14, 2015 Shakey Graves
December 11, 2015 Land Lines
December 10, 2015 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
December 8, 2015 The Oh Hellos
December 4, 2015 Protomartyr
November 30, 2015 Teddy Abrams
November 23, 2015 Youth Lagoon
November 20, 2015 The Wild Reeds
November 17, 2015 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
November 13, 2015 Rahim AlHaj
November 9, 2015 Aurora
November 6, 2015 My bubba
November 5, 2015 Chris Stapleton
November 2, 2015 Diane Coffee
October 27, 2015 The Suffers
October 23, 2015 Beauty Pill
October 19, 2015 Paolo Angeli
October 16, 2015 Oh Pep!
October 13, 2015 Andra Day
October 9, 2015 Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
October 5, 2015 Deqn Sue
October 2, 2015 Lianne La Havas
September 29, 2015 The Internet
September 25, 2015 Joan Shelley
September 22, 2015 Gina Chavez
September 18, 2015 Watkins Family Hour
September 11, 2015 Sam Lee
September 8, 2015 Leon Bridges
September 4, 2015 Happyness
August 31, 2015 Mitski
August 28, 2015 Eskimeaux
August 24, 2015 Caroline Rose
August 21, 2015 Son Lux
August 17, 2015 Kacey Musgraves
August 14, 2015 Restorations
August 10, 2015 Torres
August 5, 2015 Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-Collective
August 3, 2015 SOAK
July 31, 2015 Shamir
July 28, 2015 Paul Weller
July 21, 2015 Kate Tempest
July 17, 2015 Songhoy Blues
July 10, 2015 Girlpool
July 6, 2015 Christopher Paul Stelling
June 30, 2015 And The Kids
June 26, 2015 Oddisee
June 22, 2015 Hop Along
June 19, 2015 Strand Of Oaks
June 15, 2015 The Prettiots
June 8, 2015 Anna & Elizabeth
June 1, 2015 Genevieve
May 29, 2015 Frank Fairfield
May 26, 2015 Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear
May 22, 2015 Jason Vieaux And Yolanda Kondonassis
May 19, 2015 Young Fathers
May 15, 2015 Camané
May 11, 2015 Bellows
May 8, 2015 Eskmo
May 4, 2015 Vijay Iyer Trio
May 1, 2015 Diego El Cigala
April 29, 2015 José González
April 25, 2015 DakhaBrakha
April 20, 2015 Jessie Ware
April 17, 2015 Rosa Díaz
April 13, 2015 Chadwick Stokes
April 10, 2015 Beach Slang
April 6, 2015 Death Cab For Cutie
March 30, 2015 Sylvan Esso
March 28, 2015 Anonymous 4 With Bruce Molsky
March 16, 2015 Punch Brothers
March 14, 2015 Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley
March 9, 2015 Fantastic Negrito
March 7, 2015 Aurelio
March 2, 2015 Phox
February 25, 2015 Dan Deacon
February 23, 2015 Zola Jesus
February 17, 2015 Until The Ribbon Breaks
February 10, 2015 Mucca Pazza
February 3, 2015 John Reilly & Friends
January 27, 2015 Bobby Bare Jr.
January 20, 2015 Rubblebucket
January 13, 2015 Daniel Lanois
January 5, 2015 Trey Anastasio

2014[edit]

Date Concert
December 20, 2014 Lucinda Williams
December 9, 2014 Yusuf/Cat Stevens
December 6, 2014 St. Paul And The Broken Bones
December 4, 2014 Dublin Guitar Quartet
December 1, 2014 Sam Amidon & Bill Frisell
November 24, 2014 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
November 22, 2014 J Mascis
November 15, 2014 Davíd Garza
November 10, 2014 Roomful Of Teeth
November 8, 2014 Making Movies
October 31, 2014 Sun Ra Arkestra
October 30, 2014 Banks
October 29, 2014 T-Pain
October 25, 2014 Danish String Quartet
October 20, 2014 Anthony D'Amato
October 18, 2014 Ásgeir
October 14, 2014 The Bots
October 11, 2014 Raquel Sofia
October 6, 2014 Jackson Browne
October 4, 2014 Ryan Keberle & Catharsis
September 29, 2014 Bio Ritmo
September 22, 2014 Tweedy
September 15, 2014 Luluc
September 8, 2014 Justin Townes Earle
September 6, 2014 Jessica Lea Mayfield
September 3, 2014 Trampled By Turtles
August 30, 2014 Sturgill Simpson
August 26, 2014 Nickel Creek
August 23, 2014 Rodrigo Amarante
August 18, 2014 Pacifica Quartet
August 16, 2014 Ernest Ranglin
August 11, 2014 Bob Mould
August 9, 2014 Irene Diaz
August 4, 2014 The Family Crest
August 2, 2014 Quetzal
July 29, 2014 Saintseneca
July 25, 2014 Highasakite
July 21, 2014 Hamilton Leithauser
July 19, 2014 Marisa Anderson
July 14, 2014 Holly Williams
July 13, 2014 John Grant
July 7, 2014 Moon Hooch
July 5, 2014 The Foreign Exchange
July 1, 2014 Lydia Loveless
June 28, 2014 Tracy Silverman
June 23, 2014 Conor Oberst
June 21, 2014 Mali Music
June 16, 2014 Rodney Crowell
June 14, 2014 Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña
June 7, 2014 Marian McLaughlin
June 2, 2014 Simone Dinnerstein
May 31, 2014 Juana Molina
May 27, 2014 Hozier
May 24, 2014 Yasmine Hamdan
May 20, 2014 Ages And Ages
May 17, 2014 Iestyn Davies
May 12, 2014 Chvrches
May 10, 2014 Timber Timbre
May 5, 2014 Public Service Broadcasting
May 3, 2014 Cian Nugent
April 28, 2014 Johnnyswim
April 26, 2014 Quilt
April 21, 2014 Federico Aubele
April 19, 2014 Usman Riaz
April 14, 2014 Courtney Barnett
April 12, 2014 Tom Brosseau
April 7, 2014 The Both
March 31, 2014 The Haden Triplets
March 24, 2014 Joseph Calleja
March 17, 2014 Diane Cluck
March 10, 2014 Jake Bugg
March 6, 2014 Lowland Hum
March 2, 2014 Asaf Avidan
February 24, 2014 Brass Bed
February 22, 2014 Sofia Rei
February 18, 2014 Cate Le Bon
February 10, 2014 Suzanne Vega
February 8, 2014 Fanfare Ciocarlia
February 3, 2014 Pixies
January 27, 2014 Angel Olsen
January 20, 2014 Robert Glasper Experiment
January 13, 2014 Afro Blue
January 7, 2014 Lily & Madeleine
January 4, 2014 Van-Anh Vanessa Vo
December 21, 2013 Preservation Hall Jazz Band
December 16, 2013 La Santa Cecilia
December 14, 2013 Christine Salem
December 9, 2013 Dessa
December 7, 2013 Sarah Jarosz
December 2, 2013 The Dismemberment Plan
November 25, 2013 Kronos Quartet
November 23, 2013 Waxahatchee
November 16, 2013 John Legend
November 12, 2013 Debashish Bhattacharya
November 9, 2013 Gary Burton
November 3, 2013 Ashley Monroe
October 31, 2013 Neko Case
October 28, 2013 San Fermin
October 26, 2013 Typhoon
October 21, 2013 Daughter
October 19, 2013 Matt Ulery's Loom
October 15, 2013 Okkervil River
October 12, 2013 Valerie June
October 7, 2013 Superchunk
October 5, 2013 Lawrence Brownlee
September 30, 2013 Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi
September 28, 2013 Hem
September 21, 2013 The Cristina Pato Trio
September 16, 2013 Shovels & Rope
September 14, 2013 Arturo O'Farrill
September 10, 2013 The 1975
September 7, 2013 Bombino
September 4, 2013 Baths
August 31, 2013 Steve Gunn
August 26, 2013 Buika
August 19, 2013 The Front Bottoms
August 17, 2013 Mother Falcon
August 12, 2013 Alpine
August 10, 2013 Jim Guthrie
August 3, 2013 Keaton Henson
July 29, 2013 Dana Falconberry
July 27, 2013 Time For Three
July 22, 2013 Guards
July 20, 2013 Cheyenne Mize
July 15, 2013 Alice Russell
July 13, 2013 Frank Turner
July 8, 2013 Skinny Lister
July 6, 2013 Cheick Hamala Diabate
July 1, 2013 Laura Mvula
June 29, 2013 Maya Beiser
June 24, 2013 Patty Griffin
June 17, 2013 Billy Bragg
June 15, 2013 NO BS! Brass Band
June 10, 2013 The National
June 3, 2013 OK Go
May 20, 2013 Mohammad Reza Shajarian
May 13, 2013 Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
May 6, 2013 Nicola Benedetti
April 29, 2013 Father Figures
April 22, 2013 Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu
April 15, 2013 Yo La Tengo
April 8, 2013 Efterklang
March 11, 2013 Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
March 4, 2013 The Lone Bellow
February 25, 2013 Mary Halvorson Quintet
February 18, 2013 Night Beds
February 11, 2013 The xx
February 4, 2013 Cantus
January 28, 2013 Of Montreal
January 14, 2013 Black Prairie
January 7, 2013 Lucius

2012[edit]

Date Concert
December 31, 2012 Miguel
December 21, 2012 The Polyphonic Spree
December 17, 2012 Alt-J
December 10, 2012 Lyle Lovett
December 9, 2012 Daniel Bachman
December 6, 2012 Anaïs Mitchell
December 3, 2012 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
November 29, 2012 Taken By Trees
November 26, 2012 Martha Wainwright
November 19, 2012 Ben Gibbard
November 12, 2012 Flaco Jimenez
November 5, 2012 Jason Lytle
October 29, 2012 Passion Pit
October 25, 2012 Lord Huron
October 22, 2012 Robert Cray Band
October 11, 2012 Dirty Three
October 8, 2012 Spirit Family Reunion
October 4, 2012 Antibalas
October 1, 2012 Kat Edmonson
September 24, 2012 Yva Las Vegass
September 17, 2012 Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra
September 10, 2012 Avi Avital
August 27, 2012 Renaud Garcia-Fons
August 20, 2012 Rufus Wainwright
August 12, 2012 The Zombies
August 6, 2012 Beth Orton
July 29, 2012 The Walkmen
July 22, 2012 Janet Feder
July 16, 2012 The Milk Carton Kids
July 15, 2012 Souad Massi
July 12, 2012 Laura Marling
July 9, 2012 Brandi Carlile
July 2, 2012 Exitmusic
June 25, 2012 Reggie Watts
June 21, 2012 Mariachi El Bronx
June 17, 2012 Glen Hansard
June 11, 2012 Daniel Johnston
June 7, 2012 Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom
June 4, 2012 Kelly Hogan
May 31, 2012 Patrick Watson
May 26, 2012 Canadian Brass
May 21, 2012 Yann Tiersen
May 17, 2012 Arborea
May 14, 2012 Pedro Soler And Gaspar Claus
May 10, 2012 Kishi Bashi
May 7, 2012 Endangered Blood
May 3, 2012 Nathan Salsburg
April 30, 2012 Hospitality
April 26, 2012 Cowboy Junkies
April 23, 2012 Jolie Holland
April 16, 2012 Soweto Gospel Choir
April 12, 2012 Novalima
April 10, 2012 Caveman
April 5, 2012 Kathleen Edwards
April 2, 2012 So Percussion
March 28, 2012 First Aid Kit
March 24, 2012 Kayhan Kalhor
March 12, 2012 Real Estate
March 8, 2012 Rudresh Mahanthappa
March 5, 2012 Laura Gibson
March 1, 2012 Pistolera
February 27, 2012 Milagres
February 23, 2012 The Cranberries
February 20, 2012 Joyce El Khoury And Brian Jagde
February 16, 2012 Joan Soriano
February 14, 2012 Red Baraat
February 9, 2012 Craig Finn
February 6, 2012 The Creole Choir Of Cuba
February 3, 2012 Bill Frisell
January 30, 2012 Girl In A Coma
January 26, 2012 Anna Calvi
January 23, 2012 Glenn Jones
January 19, 2012 Jake Schepps' Expedition Quartet
January 17, 2012 Screaming Females
January 9, 2012 Le Butcherettes
January 5, 2012 Tinariwen

2011[edit]

Date Concert
December 27, 2011 Maria Volonte
December 20, 2011 The Music Tapes
December 16, 2011 Gem Club
December 12, 2011 I Wayne
December 1, 2011 tUnE-yArDs
November 26, 2011 Gabriel Kahane
November 23, 2011 Hospital Ships
November 21, 2011 Joe Henry
November 17, 2011 Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan
November 10, 2011 Marketa Irglova
November 7, 2011 Jens Lekman
November 3, 2011 Juanes
October 29, 2011 Lisa Hannigan
October 24, 2011 Ben Williams And Sound Effect
October 21, 2011 Hilary Hahn
October 17, 2011 Wilco
October 14, 2011 Chris Bathgate
October 11, 2011 Grouplove
October 8, 2011 JEFF The Brotherhood
October 6, 2011 Fountains Of Wayne
October 5, 2011 Mates Of State
September 29, 2011 Trombone Shorty
September 28, 2011 The Klezmatics
September 26, 2011 Jenny Lin
September 21, 2011 Beirut
September 19, 2011 Jeremy Messersmith
September 16, 2011 Sean Rowe
September 12, 2011 Diego Garcia
September 9, 2011 Foster The People
September 4, 2011 King Creosote And Jon Hopkins
September 1, 2011 Phosphorescent
August 29, 2011 CALLmeKAT
August 25, 2011 James Vincent McMorrow
August 18, 2011 Other Lives
August 15, 2011 Gaby Moreno
August 12, 2011 Paul Jacobs
August 10, 2011 Noah And The Whale
August 3, 2011 Amanda Shires
July 28, 2011 They Might Be Giants
July 24, 2011 Givers
July 21, 2011 Y La Bamba
July 18, 2011 Joe Boyd And Robyn Hitchcock
July 11, 2011 Ben Sollee
July 7, 2011 Julian Lage Trio
July 5, 2011 The Blind Boys Of Alabama
June 30, 2011 Milos
June 27, 2011 The Civil Wars
June 22, 2011 YACHT
June 20, 2011 The Decemberists
June 15, 2011 Charlie Siem
June 13, 2011 Chris Thile And Michael Daves
June 8, 2011 The Black Angels
June 6, 2011 The Kopecky Family Band
May 23, 2011 Jackie Evancho
May 22, 2011 Low
May 16, 2011 Future Islands
May 11, 2011 Neil Innes
May 9, 2011 Julieta Venegas
May 2, 2011 Booker T. Jones
April 27, 2011 Wu Man
April 25, 2011 Steve Earle
April 20, 2011 Pokey LaFarge
April 18, 2011 Mount Kimbie
April 13, 2011 Otis Taylor
April 11, 2011 Josh Ritter
April 6, 2011 Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
April 4, 2011 Nellie McKay
March 14, 2011 Lizz Wright
March 7, 2011 Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys
February 28, 2011 Damien Jurado
February 21, 2011 Local Natives
February 17, 2011 Adele
February 16, 2011 Turtle Island Quartet
February 12, 2011 Esperanza Spalding
February 7, 2011 Ivan And Alyosha
February 3, 2011 Stars
February 1, 2011 Richard Thompson
January 24, 2011 Basia Bulat
January 21, 2011 Iron And Wine
January 17, 2011 Ballake Sissoko And Vincent Segal
January 9, 2011 David Wax Museum
January 3, 2011 Abigail Washburn

2010[edit]

Date Concert
December 29, 2010 Gyptian
December 26, 2010 Luisa Maita
December 20, 2010 Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O
December 15, 2010 The Heligoats
December 13, 2010 The Red River
December 8, 2010 Yolanda Kondonassis
December 6, 2010 Buke And Gass
November 29, 2010 Khaira Arby
November 22, 2010 Olof Arnalds
November 17, 2010 The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
November 14, 2010 Sharon Van Etten
November 10, 2010 Los Lobos
November 8, 2010 Black Dub
November 2, 2010 Rana Santacruz
November 1, 2010 Nick Lowe
October 25, 2010 Stile Antico
October 17, 2010 Hey Marseilles
October 10, 2010 Lower Dens
October 6, 2010 Tom Tom Club
September 28, 2010 Chuck Brown
September 23, 2010 Lost In The Trees
September 20, 2010 Eef Barzelay Of Clem Snide
September 15, 2010 Alisa Weilerstein
September 13, 2010 Seu Jorge
September 7, 2010 The Nels Cline Singers
August 30, 2010 Ana Tijoux
August 25, 2010 Brian Courtney Wilson
August 23, 2010 Lawrence Arabia
August 17, 2010 Peter Wolf Crier
August 15, 2010 Frazey Ford
August 9, 2010 Mavis Staples
August 2, 2010 The Holmes Brothers
July 26, 2010 Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain
July 19, 2010 Villagers
July 12, 2010 Jimmy Cliff
July 5, 2010 Los Campesinos!
June 28, 2010 Gogol Bordello
June 22, 2010 Weird Al' Yankovic
June 21, 2010 The Mynabirds
June 4, 2010 Zuill Bailey
May 21, 2010 Bettye LaVette
May 18, 2010 Phoenix
May 11, 2010 Tarrus Riley
May 4, 2010 Moby And Kelli Scarr
May 3, 2010 Fredrik
April 26, 2010 Lionel Loueke
April 19, 2010 David Russell
April 11, 2010 Regina Carter
April 2, 2010 Jakob Dylan
March 29, 2010 Wye Oak
March 15, 2010 The Antlers
March 8, 2010 Omara Portuondo
March 1, 2010 Laura Veirs
February 22, 2010 Alec Ounsworth
February 15, 2010 Abaji
February 8, 2010 Edmar Castaneda
February 1, 2010 Dave Rawlings Machine With Gillian Welch
January 26, 2010 Brooklyn Rider
January 20, 2010 The Low Anthem
January 10, 2010 Adam Arcuragi
January 3, 2010 The Mountain Goats

2009[edit]

Date Concert
December 21, 2009 Australian Chamber Orchestra
December 16, 2009 Fanfarlo
December 7, 2009 Lightning Dust
November 30, 2009 Andrew W.K.
November 23, 2009 Zee Avi
November 16, 2009 Bowerbirds
November 9, 2009 K'naan
November 2, 2009 Sondre Lerche
October 26, 2009 Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
October 19, 2009 Ralph Stanley
October 10, 2009 Rodrigo y Gabriela
October 4, 2009 John Vanderslice
September 28, 2009 Raphael Saadiq
September 21, 2009 Telekinesis
September 14, 2009 The Tallest Man On Earth
August 24, 2009 Dark Meat
August 10, 2009 The Swell Season
July 27, 2009 Sarah Siskind
July 20, 2009 Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy
July 13, 2009 Bill Callahan
July 6, 2009 Julie Doiron
June 29, 2009 Maria Taylor
June 22, 2009 The Avett Brothers
June 15, 2009 Jason Vieaux
June 8, 2009 Great Lake Swimmers
May 29, 2009 Benjy Ferree
May 8, 2009 Horse Feathers
March 2, 2009 Tom Jones
January 27, 2009 Super XX Man
January 7, 2009 Woven Hand

2008[edit]

Date Concert
December 30, 2008 David Dondero
November 14, 2008 Shearwater
November 7, 2008 Jim White
October 20, 2008 Dr. Dog
October 8, 2008 Lambchop's Kurt Wagner
September 4, 2008 Thao Nguyen
July 10, 2008 Sera Cahoone
June 25, 2008 Sam Phillips
June 5, 2008 Vic Chesnutt
April 22, 2008 Laura Gibson

Tiny Desk Contest[edit]

In December 2014, NPR announced it would host its first contest, inviting musicians to submit a video of one of their songs.[6] A jury of musicians and NPR staff choose a winner to play a Tiny Desk Concert. The contest has continued annually, each year drawing more than 6000 submissions.[6][7][8] Jurors have included Trey Anastasio of Phish,[8] Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, and Jess Wolfe of Lucius.[9]

Tiny Desk Contest winners have been Fantastic Negrito (2015),[6] Gaelynn Lea (2016),[7] Tank and the Bangas (2017),[8] Naia Izumi (2018),[10] and Quinn Christopherson (2019).[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burton, Scott (February 2015). "Tiny Desk Concert contest not so tiny". KTOO. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Crockett, Zachary (November 21, 2016). "Tiny Desk: how NPR's intimate concert series earned a cult following". Vox. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  3. ^ Hilton, Robin (February 12, 2015). "All Songs At 15: Our First Ever Tiny Desk Concert". NPR All Songs Considered. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  4. ^ Moore, Marcus J. (8 April 2016). "How 'All Songs Considered's' Bob Boilen went from Tiny Desk to tastemaker". The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  5. ^ Preezy (February 21, 2017). "11 Times Hip-Hop Connected With NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series". XXL Magazine.
  6. ^ a b c Falk, Tyler (February 17, 2015). "'Soul is just right there' for the winner of NPR's Tiny Desk contest". Current. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  7. ^ a b Segal, Corinne (March 9, 2016). "'Tiny Desk' winner on why musicians with disabilities are an 'unequal minority'". PBS NewsHour. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b c Morris, Melinda (28 February 2017). "Tank and the Bangas beat out 6,000 to win NPR's Tiny Desk Contest". The Times-Picayune. Archived from the original on 2018-06-24. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  9. ^ Riemenschneider, Chris (March 3, 2016). "Duluth singer/fiddler Gaelynn Lea wins NPR's Tiny Desk Contest". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  10. ^ Boilen, Bob (April 24, 2018). "Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner". NPR Music. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  11. ^ Boilen, Bob (May 16, 2019). "Announcing The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest Winner". NPR. Retrieved 2019-05-16.

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