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Tiny Desk Concerts

Valerie June

Short of seeing her live and in person, this is the best way to encounter June's heartfelt sound.

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Linda Thompson, 'It Won't Be Long Now'

After five decades of singing, Linda Thompson is still one of the best voices in folk music.

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Holy Ghost!, 'Hold My Breath' (Live) KCRW-FM

Watch the synth-rocking Brooklyn dance-music enthusiasts perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Volcano Choir, Live In Concert

See the band give a transfixing live performance from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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Shugo Tokumaru, 'Rum Hee' (Live) KEXP-FM

Watch the Japanese indie-pop star perform "Rum Hee" with the assistance of toy instruments on KEXP.

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Superchunk

Watch the venerable band translate its electric sound to acoustic instruments in an intimate way.

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Lawrence Brownlee

The operatic tenor, acclaimed for his Rossini, circles back to his roots as a singer of spirituals.

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Jim James, 'State Of The Art' (Live) KCRW-FM

Watch the My Morning Jacket singer perform a special show at the Apogee Studios in Santa Monica.

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Jackson Scott, 'Sandy'

The relatively upbeat pop of Jackson Scott's "Sandy" belies its profoundly disturbing themes.

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Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi

The Zimbabwean legend performs songs from the mournful but celebratory Sarawoga for NPR Music.