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The former member of Carissa's Wierd and Band of Horses released her third full-length album, November 20, 2012 Deer Creek Canyon, earlier this year. Watch Cahoone perform that album's gorgeous title track in Portland.
Benjamin Gibbard performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Nov. 8, 2012.
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For this, the 250th Tiny Desk Concert, the Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service singer performs solo and unadorned, with just an acoustic guitar to back him up. Hear Gibbard perform a new song, a little-heard track from 2011, and "St. Peter's Cathedral" from Death Cab's November 19, 2012 Codes and Keys.
Bill Charlap performs at KPLU in Seattle.
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There isn't a modern-day pianist with a greater love for Tin Pan Alley than Bill Charlap. Watch him take circuitous routes through "All the Things You Are" and "Sophisticated Lady."
November 17, 2012
Patrick Watson performs live in concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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Patrick Watson put out one of 2012's most magical records. On Sept. 5, the singer and pianist took his sprawling group of touring musicians to Washington, D.C., for an emotional live set.
November 16, 2012
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The saxophonist has built up an impressive educational pedigree. But he's really flourished by backing up greats like Kenny Barron and Idris Muhammad, and being a first-call player on both the East and West Coast. He leads his quartet live at his alma mater.
November 15, 2012
Lost in the Trees performs on KCRW.
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Ari Picker's melancholy North Carolina collective introduces a new song on KCRW's November 14, 2012 Morning Becomes Eclectic program. Watch Lost in the Trees perform "Glass Harp."
Jens Lekman performs on opbmusic.org.
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The Swedish indie-pop star stopped by opbmusic.org in Portland to perform songs from November 13, 2012 I Know What Love Isn't in the studio. Watch Lekman perform the album's darkly uplifting title song.
Flaco Jimenez and Max Baca play a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 3.
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Jimenez is part of a musical continuum that reaches from 19th-century Mexico all the way to The Rolling Stones. And he does it by playing waltzes on a button accordion.
November 12, 2012
Girlyman performs on Folk Alley.
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The Atlanta band has been a mainstay on the folk circuit for more than 10 years. In "Empire of Our State," Girlyman tenderly explores the complex middle ground between loving and leaving.
November 10, 2012
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He came to New York in the early '90s and became a top-notch jazz musician. Then he went back to Israeli to study the Middle Eastern musics of his ancestry. Now, the bassist surfaces all of it in his winding, funky compositions, performed live in downtown Manhattan.
November 8, 2012