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Buddy Miller and Jimmy Lauderdale perform a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19, 2013.

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May 13, 2013 – The veteran country players mix corny humor, musical merrymaking and timeless vocal harmonies.

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Nicola Benedetti performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2013.

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May 6, 2013 – Watch the violinist spin out music by John Williams and Bach in sweet, soulful tendrils of sound.

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Father Figure performs a Tiny Desk Concert on February 6, 2013.

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April 29, 2013 – Zany, brainy and danceable, these guys' music mixes rock and jazz like King Crimson at its fiercest.

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Omar Sosa performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 30, 2013.

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April 22, 2013 – The duo's quietly energetic performance hangs over the the NPR Music offices like a soft mist.

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Yo La Tengo performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2013.

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April 15, 2013 – To coincide with the release of the band's 13th album, Fade, Yo La Tengo performs an acoustic set.

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Efterklang performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

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April 8, 2013 – The Danish band ransacks the NPR Music offices looking for sound-making material and new ideas.

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Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 25, 2013.

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March 11, 2013 – Watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic.

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The Lone Bellow performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 20, 2013.

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March 4, 2013 – The fast-rising Brooklyn trio sings beautiful, heartfelt, impeccably harmonized folk-pop songs.

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Mary Halvorson performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 12, 2012.

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February 25, 2013 – The guitarist brings a decidedly non-standard approach to jazz's standard practices.

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Night Beds' members perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 6, 2013.

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February 18, 2013 – Winston Yellen's arresting voice propels a lighthearted but deeply affecting set at the NPR office.

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The xx performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 29, 2013.

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February 11, 2013 – In The xx's songs, all the calm chilliness in the world can't quite contain an exposed heart.

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Cantus performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 3, 2012.

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February 4, 2013 – The a cappella ensemble sings widely divergent songs from American, European and Sufi traditions.

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Of Montreal performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 14, 2012.

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January 28, 2013 – Frontman Kevin Barnes uses the intimacy of the NPR Music offices to try out some quiet new material.

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Black Prairie performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 9, 2012.

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January 14, 2013 – With members of The Decemberists, the band lends a snappy, lilting quality to songs of alienation.

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Lucius Tiny Desk Concert

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January 7, 2013 – One minute, Lucius sounds like a '60s girl group; the next might conjure images of Emmylou Harris.

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