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  1. Bernie And The Believers Feat. Essence: Tiny Desk Concert
    The story of Bernie and the Believers is the story of Bernie Dalton's diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease and compassionate friends making his dream come true and his songs come to life. More....
  2. Half Waif: Tiny Desk Concert
    The band's songs, stripped here to their essence, are particularly peaceful and calm — and sometimes chilling. More....
  3. Pedro The Lion: Tiny Desk Concert
    No matter how dark or disastrous, there's always been an undercurrent of grace to the music of David Bazan. He returns to his Pedro the Lion moniker for this memorable Tiny Desk performance. More....
  4. Nicholas Payton Trio: Tiny Desk Concert
    After back-to-back performances in South Africa, Argentina, Chile and New York, Payton hit the Tiny Desk, where he dazzled the audience, simultaneously playing his trumpet and a Fender Rhodes. More....
  5. Liniker e os Caramelows: Tiny Desk Concert
    Liniker e os Caramelows are from Brazil but steeped in the tradition of soul from here in the U.S. Watching this performance is to witness a spell being cast, note-by-note. More....
  6. Jim James: Tiny Desk Concert
    A single voice can send a powerful message - and that's just what Jim James did at the Tiny Desk, with just his voice and an acoustic guitar. More....
  7. Cautious Clay: Tiny Desk Concert
    The charismatic singer and saxophonist brought a group of longtime friends to play a warm, thoughtful and chill set at the Tiny Desk. More....
  8. Chromeo: Tiny Desk Concert
    The self-proclaimed "Funklordz" normally perform as a duo, but played with a live band for the first time at the Tiny Desk. More....
  9. Alfredo Rodríguez: Tiny Desk Concert
    The Cuban pianist thrilled the NPR office with an intense performance that was as melodic as it was rhythmic. More....
  10. Florence + the Machine: Tiny Desk Concert
    "I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a big gig, I'd probably be climbing all over here and running around." More....