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Usman Riaz performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

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April 19, 2014 – A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as percussion — with surprisingly shimmering results.

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Courtney Barnett performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

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April 14, 2014 – Barnett tells stories like your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet.

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Tom Brosseau performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

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April 12, 2014 – The North Dakota singer-songwriter possesses one of the most arresting voices in folk music today.

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Aimee Mann and Ted Leo perform together as The Both at a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

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April 7, 2014 – Singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo unite from opposite ends of the volume knob.

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The Haden Triplets perform a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

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March 31, 2014 – When the sisters cover classic country music together, the result is a treat and a trip in time.

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Joseph Calleja performed a Tiny Desk Concert November 26.

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March 24, 2014 – All the world's top opera houses want the young tenor with the old-school approach.

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Diane Cluck performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

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March 17, 2014 – On record, Cluck's elastic voice and fingerpicking are impressive. Live, they jam the senses.

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Jake Bugg performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

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March 10, 2014 – Watch the 20-year-old English singer-songwriter, who has worked with superproducer Rick Rubin.

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Lowland Hum performs a Tiny Desk concert in February 2014.

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March 6, 2014 – It's hard to convey the sound of two people in love, but Lowland Hum does that effortlessly.

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Asaf Avidan performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

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March 2, 2014 – Avidan has an album and no U.S. record label to put it out. But he's on a solo tour that's stunning.

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Brass Bed performs a Tiny Desk Concert in January 2014.

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February 24, 2014 – See the band re-create some of its stellar studio effects with a pedal steel and some novelty mics.

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Sofia Rei performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

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February 22, 2014 – For about 20 minutes one sunny afternoon, Rei turned a desk into a small Latin American folk club.

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Cate Le Bon performs a Tiny Desk Concert in January 2014.

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February 18, 2014 – The Welsh singer's set conveys loneliness and doubt with just two guitars and an inviting whisper.

Suzanne Vega performs at a Tiny Desk concert in January 2014.

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February 10, 2014 – The inventive folk-music veteran book-ends a four-song set with her hits "Luka" and "Tom's Diner."

Fanfare Ciocarlia performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in January 2014.

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February 8, 2014 – The joyous Balkan brass band plays at a pace that would make the Ramones burst into a sweat.

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