Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

Bernie and the Believers Featuring essence perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 16, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Bernie And The Believers Feat. Essence

The story of Bernie and the Believers is the story of Bernie Dalton's diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease and compassionate friends making his dream come true and his songs come to life.

Sam Morrow and his band perform at this year's AmericanaFest Day Stage, presented by WMOT, NPR Music and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Hear One Of The Most Anticipated AmericanaFest Performances: Sam Morrow

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If you're a fan of Little Feat, Tony Joe White and classic Lynyrd Skynyrd, this Los Angeles based singer-songwriter has it all for you.

Sam Morrow at Americana Music Festival

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Gretchen Peters On Mountain Stage

The Nashville songwriter's fifth Mountain Stage performance was compellingly honest.

Gretchen Peters On Mountain Stage

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Half Waif performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 17, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR/Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Half Waif

The band's songs, stripped here to their essence, are particularly peaceful and calm — and sometimes chilling.

Pedro the Lion performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 13, 2018 (Claire harbage/NPR). Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Pedro The Lion

No matter how dark or disastrous, there's always been an undercurrent of grace to the music of David Bazan. He returns to his Pedro the Lion moniker for this memorable Tiny Desk performance.

The Nicholas Payton Trio performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 10, 2018. (Cameron Pollack/NPR) Cameron Pollack/NPR/NPR hide caption

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Nicholas Payton Trio

After back-to-back performances in South Africa, Argentina, Chile and New York, Payton hit the Tiny Desk, where he dazzled the audience, simultaneously playing his trumpet and a Fender Rhodes.

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The War And Treaty On Mountain Stage

Listen to the soulful, genre-bending husband-and-wife duo perform hits from its latest album, Healing Tide.

The War And Treaty On Mountain Stage

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Linker E Os Caramelows perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 10, 2018. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Liniker e os Caramelows

Liniker e os Caramelows are from Brazil but steeped in the tradition of soul from here in the U.S. Watching this performance is to witness a spell being cast, note-by-note.

Jim James performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 5, 2018 (Madeleine Cook/NPR). Madeleine Cook/NPR hide caption

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Jim James

A single voice can send a powerful message - and that's just what Jim James did at the Tiny Desk, with just his voice and an acoustic guitar.

Leo Kottke performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Leo Kottke On Mountain Stage

In his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage, Kottke proves he has lost none of his dexterity and musicianship.

Leo Kottke On Mountain Stage

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Cautious Clay performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 17. (Emily Bogle/NPR) Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Cautious Clay

The charismatic singer and saxophonist brought a group of longtime friends to play a warm, thoughtful and chill set at the Tiny Desk.

Chromeo performs a Tiny Desk Concert on September 26, 2018. (Cameron Pollack/NPR) Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Chromeo

The self-proclaimed "Funklordz" normally perform as a duo, but played with a live band for the first time at the Tiny Desk.

The Alfredo Rodriguez Trio performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 18, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Alfredo Rodríguez

The Cuban pianist thrilled the NPR office with an intense performance that was as melodic as it was rhythmic.

Cordovas perform at Nashville's The Local during AmericanaFest. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Hear The East Nashville Band Everyone's Talking About: Cordovas

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The band performed songs from its first two albums during a live performance at Nashville's The Local, and ended with a fun cover of the Grateful Dead's "Truckin'."

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Natalie Prass performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Natalie Prass On Mountain Stage

Natalie Prass brought crisp vocals and an unassailable backing band for a set featuring songs from her second album, The Future And The Past.

Natalie Prass On Mountain Stage

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Florence + The Machine performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 6, 2018 (Heather Kim/NPR). Heather Kim/NPR hide caption

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Florence + the Machine

"I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a big gig, I'd probably be climbing all over here and running around."

Café Tacvba perfroms a Tiny Desk Concert on September 24, 2018. (Cameron Pollack/NPR) Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Café Tacvba

The pioneering Mexican band recreates the adventurous musical energy of their massive stadium shows behind Bob Boilen's desk.

Kathy Mattea performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

Kathy Mattea graces the Mountain Stage to showcase tracks from her recent album Pretty Bird, which celebrates her maturing vocal range.

Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

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Big Boi performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 1, 2018. Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

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Big Boi

The OutKast star performs "So Fresh, So Clean," "The Way You Move" and his solo single "All Night" with the help of singer Sleepy Brown and an eight-member backing band.

Jeff Daniels and his son, Ben Daniels, perform on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Jeff Daniels And The Ben Daniels Band On Mountain Stage

The Emmy-winning actor is also a prolific recording artist, guitarist and songwriter. Daniels' latest album, Acoustic Sittin' Tour 2018, features his family band.

Jeff Daniels And The Ben Daniels Band On Mountain Stage

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Cory Henry performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 7, 2018 (Claire Harbage/NPR). Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Henry and his band would have sounded right at home on Stax Records in the '70s — no small accomplishment. Watch them perform three funky, soulful jams.