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Beth Orton performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Beth Orton: Tiny Desk Concert

August 6, 2012 – Known for mixing folk and electronics, Orton unveils three new songs with just an acoustic guitar.


Janet Feder performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2012.

Watch Janet Feder: Tiny Desk Concert

July 22, 2012 – Feder marries classical and folk techniques with otherworldly guitar textures and sounds.


The Milk Carton Kids perform a Tiny Desk Concert in May 2012.

Watch The Milk Carton Kids: Tiny Desk Concert

July 16, 2012 – Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale sing sweet but intricate folk-pop songs in the NPR offices.


Will Oldham performs on KEXP.

Watch Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: A Man With A Plan KEXP

July 12, 2012 – Watch a half-hour studio session with Will Oldham, including his classic song "I See a Darkness." KEXP

Laura Marling performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Laura Marling: Tiny Desk Concert

July 12, 2012 – Two songs from A Creature I Don't Know bookend a gorgeous new, unreleased song called "Once."


Brandi Carlile performs a Tiny Desk concert at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

Watch Brandi Carlile: Tiny Desk Concert

July 9, 2012 – At the NPR offices, Carlile and her band sing from-the-gut songs about messy lives, loudly lived.


Joe Pug.

Watch Joe Pug: 'Hymn' For A Lasting Relationship FolkAlley

June 21, 2012 – "Hymn #76" isn't a starry-eyed tale of soap-opera love, but a tender song of faith and commitment. FolkAlley

Glen Hansard performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices..

Watch Glen Hansard: Tiny Desk Concert

June 17, 2012 – Hansard flexes his neck muscles a bit as he performs new songs and deep cuts at the NPR offices.


Of Monsters And Men perform a Field Recording backstage at Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA on Friday, May 25, 2012.

Watch Of Monsters And Men Brings Out The Sun KEXP

June 13, 2012 – Watch the band perform "Mountain Sound" against the picturesque backdrop of the Gorge Amphitheater. KEXP

Daniel Johnston performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on May 15, 2012.

Watch Daniel Johnston: Tiny Desk Concert

June 11, 2012 – Watch three songs by a troubled soul with a talent for writing honest, disarmingly direct music.


Kelly Hogan performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Kelly Hogan: Tiny Desk Concert

June 4, 2012 – The unflappable singer performs three songs with seeming effortlessness and easygoing charm.


Trampled by Turtles recently brought its introspective bluegrass and folk music to the Current.

Watch Trampled By Turtles: Midwest Bluegrass Royalty KCMP

May 29, 2012 – The band performs songs at The Current and discusses its intimate but universal take on bluegrass. KCMP

Alialujah Choir on

Watch Alialujah Choir: Bowler Hats And Harmonies opbmusic

May 24, 2012 – This Portland trio lives by two rules: Have fun and harmonize. Watch it back that up for OPBmusic. opbmusic

David Bromberg performs on Folk Alley.

Watch David Bromberg: In The Studio, A New Lease On Life FolkAlley

May 22, 2012 – The folksinger and guitarist recently returned to music, reinvigorated after a 17-year respite. FolkAlley

Arborea performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2012.

Watch Arborea: Tiny Desk Concert

May 17, 2012 – Rooted in acoustic traditions, the music of Arborea stands out for its calm beauty and rough edges.


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