Laura Gibson, Sam Phillips, Dr. Dog, Shearwater, Tom Jones, Jason Vieaux, The Avett Brothers : All Songs Considered If you love seeing live concerts, chances are you've gone to shows where the clinking beer bottles and incessant crowd chatter were louder than the music. After seeing the soft spoken Laura Gibson lose out to a noisy audience during a show in Austin, TX, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson came up with a novel solution: They invited Gibson to play at the NPR Music offices, specifically Bob Boilen's desk, launching what's now called the Tiny Desk Concert series.

Live Music From Bob Boilen's Desk

Live Music From Bob Boilen's Desk

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If you love seeing live concerts, chances are you've gone to shows where the clinking beer bottles and incessant crowd chatter were louder than the music. After seeing the soft spoken Laura Gibson lose out to a noisy audience during a show in Austin, TX, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson came up with a novel solution: They invited Gibson to play at the NPR Music offices, specifically Bob Boilen's desk. A little more than a year later, we've had about two dozen artists come by to fill our workday with music. We call it the Tiny Desk Concert series. On this edition of All Songs Considered we feature highlights from some of our favorite performances.

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Live Music From Bob Boilen's Desk