Robin Hilton http://wunc.org en Tom Brosseau: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/tom-brosseau-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15129253/tom-brosseau">Tom Brosseau</a> possesses one of the most arresting voices in folk music today. Many people who hear him sing, without knowing his name or face, assume the voice belongs to a woman, as he hovers somewhere around the countertenor range, with an unusually pure tone.<p>The beauty of Brosseau's voice is magnified in this Tiny Desk Concert by the spare accompaniment of two acoustic guitars. Brosseau is on rhythm, accompanied by Sean Watkins. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 33698 at http://wunc.org Tom Brosseau: Tiny Desk Concert Brass Bed: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/brass-bed-tiny-desk-concert It wasn't an easy road to the Tiny Desk for the four guys from Louisiana who make up <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/171818679/brass-bed">Brass Bed</a>. Their tour, for the band's debut album <em>The Secret Will Keep You</em>, was plagued from the start: Singer Christiaan Mader had the flu, there was a death in the family and multiple dates had to be canceled. Their van was broken into and their instruments stolen. So when they heard that a big snowstorm was headed for D.C. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 31073 at http://wunc.org Brass Bed: Tiny Desk Concert Beck On 'Morning Phase': The All Songs Considered Interview http://wunc.org/post/beck-morning-phase-all-songs-considered-interview <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukKOrldCiyQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIWbgR4vYiw</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 30005 at http://wunc.org Beck On 'Morning Phase': The All Songs Considered Interview Lily & Madeleine: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/lily-madeleine-tiny-desk-concert Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz aren't <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/136336310/jackie-evancho-tiny-desk-concert">the youngest</a> musicians ever to play the Tiny Desk, but they come pretty close. Their music — a restrained, homespun mix of folk and pop with undeniably sweet harmonies — certainly ranks among the loveliest we've heard.<p>Lily is just 16. Her sister Madeleine is 18. And while the older of the two Indiana natives recently headed off to college, leaving her sister behind to finish high school, they still write and record together. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:33:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 28548 at http://wunc.org Lily & Madeleine: Tiny Desk Concert Jackson Scott, 'Sandy' http://wunc.org/post/jackson-scotts-chilling-tribute-sandy-hook Musicians have a long history of turning tragedy into art. From Neil Young's stirring indictment against the shooting of Kent State students in the 1970 song "Ohio," to the countless tributes and musical memorials to 9-11, artists often feel a need to make sense of the senseless and offer comfort through song.<p>But a new song and video from the lo-fi, psych-pop musician Jackson Scott raises questions about decency and the propriety of art when it comes to particularly horrific events. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:08:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 23547 at http://wunc.org Jackson Scott, 'Sandy' Okkervil River: Coming Of Age In Small Town America http://wunc.org/post/okkervil-river-coming-age-small-town-america I grew up in a town of about 6,000 people in rural Kansas back in the '70s and '80s. I've never romanticized it much, though it was certainly a simpler time and, for better or worse, it's where I learned to make some sense of my life. The world you inhabit when you come of age in your teen years has a way of digging its claws in you. As the years pass, no matter how far you try to get away from it, it stays with you. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:39:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 21517 at http://wunc.org Okkervil River: Coming Of Age In Small Town America Jim Guthrie: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/jim-guthrie-tiny-desk-concert We've had bands from all over the world visit the Tiny Desk. Most recently, we published a set by <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/201518300/keaton-henson-tiny-desk-concert">Keaton Henson</a>, who was in from London. Back in May, we had singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/185533273/mohammad-reza-shajarian-tiny-desk-concert">M.R. Shajarian</a> from Iran. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 09:42:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 20544 at http://wunc.org Jim Guthrie: Tiny Desk Concert Keaton Henson: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/keaton-henson-tiny-desk-concert The day before Keaton Henson arrived to play the Tiny Desk, we hosted a group called <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/191677820/no-bs-brass-band-tiny-desk-concert">The No BS! Brass Band</a>, a nearly dozen-piece horn section with an almost brutal (and totally amazing) sound. It was one of the loudest and most thrilling, heart-pounding Tiny Desk sets we've ever had.<p>Keaton Henson's performance could not have been more unlike the show the day before. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 20132 at http://wunc.org Keaton Henson: Tiny Desk Concert NPR Is Relocating: What's The Best Song About Moving On? http://wunc.org/post/npr-relocating-whats-best-song-about-moving <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ddD9efO1Hc</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:27:28 +0000 Robin Hilton 13468 at http://wunc.org NPR Is Relocating: What's The Best Song About Moving On? Night Beds: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/night-beds-tiny-desk-concert Winston Yellen didn't start singing until he was 18 — he's 23 now — but he's already got one of 2013's most arresting new voices. As the singer for the country-rock group <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/165141354/night-beds">Night Beds</a>, Yellen often performs a cappella, with tremendous soul and nuance.<p>We thought Yellen might show up for this Tiny Desk set by himself — all the better to show off that amazing voice, with maybe just his own guitar as backup. But he opted to go all-in with the full Night Beds touring band, including lap steel and keys. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:02:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 10589 at http://wunc.org Night Beds: Tiny Desk Concert