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Live Music From Bob Boilen's Desk

Artwork for the Tiny Desk Concert series by Ariel Kitch.
Artwork for the Tiny Desk Concert series by Ariel Kitch.

If you love seeing live concerts, chances are you've gone to shows where the clinking beer bottles and incessant crowd chatter were louder than the music. After seeing the soft spoken Laura Gibson lose out to a noisy audience during a show in Austin, TX, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson came up with a novel solution: They invited Gibson to play at the NPR Music offices, specifically Bob Boilen's desk. A little more than a year later, we've had about two dozen artists come by to fill our workday with music. We call it the Tiny Desk Concert series. On this edition of All Songs Considered we feature highlights from some of our favorite performances.

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Laura Gibson

This version of "Hands in Pockets" was recorded live at NPR. The studio version is available on the CD 'If You Come To Greet Me.'

Sam Phillips

This version of "No Explanations" was recorded live at NPR. The studio version is available on the album 'Don't Do Anything.'

Dr. Dog

This version of "The Beach" was recorded live at NPR. The studio version is available on the album 'Fate.'

Shearwater

This version of "Rooks" was recorded live at NPR. The studio version is available on the album 'Rook.'

David Dondero

This version of "In Love With The Living And The Dead" was recorded at NPR. The studio version is available on the album 'The Transient.'

Tom Jones

This version of "We Got Love" was recorded live at NPR. The studio version is available on the album '24.'

Jason Vieaux

The studio version of this song is available on the album 'Bach: Works for Lute, Vol. 1.'

The Avett Brothers

This version of "Laundry Room" was recorded live at NPR. The studio version is available on the album 'I And Love And You.'