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  1. Nate Wood - fOUR: Tiny Desk Concert
    The multi-instrumentalist says he only wishes he had more limbs; but Wood still manages to simultaneously play a bass guitar, keys and drums, all while singing into a wearable microphone. More....
  2. Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tiny Desk Concert
    Aaron Lee Tasjan arrived in an ascot and mustard-colored shirt, sporting red, round sunglasses and mutton chops. It was a fashionable nod to the psych-pop and rock sound he brought to the Tiny Desk. More....
  3. Carolina Eyck and Clarice Jensen: Tiny Desk Concert
    Carolina Eyck, the first artist to bring a theremin to the Tiny Desk, plays the air with the kind of lyrical phrasing and "fingered" articulation that takes a special kind of virtuosity. More....
  4. Buddy: Tiny Desk Concert
    The preacher's son from Compton brought his flair for the dramatic, and an air of rebellion, to the Tiny Desk. More....
  5. Miguel Zenón feat. Spektral Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert
    The saxophonist is a big thinker whose mesmerizing compositions chronicle the music of his native Puerto Rico with the help of an adventurous jazz quartet. More....
  6. The Best Tiny Desk Concerts Of 2018
    Watch 25 of the year's greatest, most surprising Tiny Desk performances, featuring just a sampling of the gifted artists who passed through NPR Music's office this year. More....
  7. Amy Grant: Tiny Desk Concert
    Amy Grant maps her fabulous, four-decade career with some of her coziest and heartfelt Christmas songs, not to mention a delightful version of "Jingle Bells." More....
  8. Harold López-Nussa Trio: Tiny Desk Concert
    Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, along with his brother Ruy on drums and bassist Gaston Joya, deliver a set of danceable jazz explorations rooted in Afro-Cuban musical traditions to the Tiny Desk. More....
  9. H.E.R.: Tiny Desk Concert
    The singer stuns in her second appearance at the Tiny Desk, showcasing not only her vocal mastery, but her skills as a captivating multi-instrumentalist. More....
  10. Wu-Tang Clan: Tiny Desk Concert
    The Clan celebrates its 25th anniversary with an old-school cipher at the Tiny Desk. More....