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

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Scott Mulvahill performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 30, 2019 (Amr Alfiky/NPR). Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Scott Mulvahill

Scott Mulvahill has been trying to win the Tiny Desk Contest for each of its four years. And while he's never won, we all loved him so much we had to invite him to play.

Henry Adebonojo

Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard On 30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring For Spike Lee

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has career spanning three decades in both jazz and film scoring. We dive into his work with Spike Lee, his E-Collective band and a new commission.

Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard On 30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring For Spike Lee

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Joan Osborne On Mountain Stage

Kentucky native Joan Osborne started her music career in 1996 with a Grammy-winning record Relish. Decades later, she continues to explore her vocal versatility.

Joan Osborne On Mountain Stage

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Mountain Man performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 23, 2019 (Amr Alfiky/NPR). Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Mountain Man

The voices of Amelia Meath, Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig come together behind the Tiny Desk, with songs that conjure a simpler life: dogs, friends, moonlight or skinny dipping.

Kacey Musgraves made a point of showcasing her gentler side during her 2015 Tiny Desk Concert, but as it so often does, rowdiness prevailed in the end. Lydia Thompson /NPR hide caption

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All The 2019 Grammy Winners Who've Stopped By The Tiny Desk

We're approaching 11 years and more than 800 concerts behind the Tiny Desk. Here's a look at the 2019 Grammy winners who've passed through our offices.

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Lau Noah

There's a magical aura that surrounds Lau Noah as she sits behind the Tiny Desk and unspools thought-provoking story-songs.

Kurt Vile performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 20, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile and his musical mate, Rob Laakso casually lose themselves in complex guitar lines that are effortlessly beautiful and lyrical.

Cat Power performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 17, 2018 (Jenna Sterner/NPR). Jenna Sterner/NPR hide caption

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Cat Power

Chan Marshall and her band perform a brisk and beautifully orchestrated medley of Cat Power songs: "Wanderer," "Woman" and 2006's "The Moon."

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Cat Power Means People Power

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Chan Marshall performs live and talks about her journey to 2018's Wanderer, a powerful realization she had with Lana Del Rey and the true meaning behind her band name.

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Blood Orange

This Blood Orange Tiny Desk is a beautifully conceived concert showing off the craft and care that has made Devonté Hynes a groundbreaking producer and songwriter.

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Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Though Nellie McKay is a regular on Mountain Stage, we listen to her intently and explore her wild musical world, as if it is our first time.

Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage

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Yo-Yo Ma (shown here performing in Washington, D.C., last year) surprised unsuspecting Indians in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday with an impromptu roadside performance. Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma Surprises Bystanders In Mumbai With A Mini-Concert

Yo-Yo Ma, the world's most famous living cellist, performed formally and informally in Mumbai this week, part of a long-term project to play Bach's six suites for cello in 36 places around the world.

Yo-Yo Ma Surprises Bystanders In Mumbai With A Mini-Concert

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Joan Shelley On Mountain Stage

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

In her third Mountain Stage appearance, the Kentucky singer-songwriter performs an atmospheric set of acoustics accompanied by Nathan Salsburg.

Joan Shelley On Mountain Stage

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Stella Donnelly performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 22, 2018. Cameron Pollack/NPR/Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Stella Donnelly

Watch the Australian singer-songwriter perform three new songs from her upcoming full-length debut, Beware of the Dogs.

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​Margo Price, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Margo Price gave an authentically rich performance at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival.

​Margo Price, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Nate Wood "fOUR" performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 12, 2018. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Nate Wood - fOUR

The multi-instrumentalist says he only wishes he had more limbs; but Wood still manages to simultaneously play a bass guitar, keys and drums, all while singing into a wearable microphone.

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Curtis Harding, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Harding woke up the Newport crowd with the soul-rock hybrid he calls "slop 'n' soul."

Curtis Harding, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Aaron Lee Tasjan performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 12, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Aaron Lee Tasjan

Aaron Lee Tasjan arrived in an ascot and mustard-colored shirt, sporting red, round sunglasses and mutton chops. It was a fashionable nod to the psych-pop and rock sound he brought to the Tiny Desk.

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Carolina Eyck and Clarice Jensen

Carolina Eyck, the first artist to bring a theremin to the Tiny Desk, plays the air with the kind of lyrical phrasing and "fingered" articulation that takes a special kind of virtuosity.

Buddy performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 4, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Buddy

The preacher's son from Compton brought his flair for the dramatic, and an air of rebellion, to the Tiny Desk.

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Jen Cloher, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Jen Cloher came to Newport with a fervor matched only by her volume.

Jen Cloher, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Miguel Zenón feat. Spektral Quartet performs a Tiny Desk on Nov. 6, 2018 (Heather Kim/NPR). Heather Kim/NPR hide caption

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Miguel Zenón feat. Spektral Quartet

The saxophonist is a big thinker whose mesmerizing compositions chronicle the music of his native Puerto Rico with the help of an adventurous jazz quartet.

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Toast Of The Nation 2019

WBGO

Celebrate the New Year from Blue Note venues around the world, with performances by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau, Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, Buika and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau

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