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

Concerts

Aubrie Sellers performs live at the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage in Nashville. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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Aubrie Sellers Brings Garage Country To AmericanaFest

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The daughter of country stars Lee Ann Womack and Jason Sellers shows off her own sound on the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage in Nashville.

Aubrie Sellers On World Cafe

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Freddie Gibbs performs during a Tiny Desk concert, on Sept. 26, 2019. (Mhari Shaw/NPR) Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Freddie Gibbs And Madlib

The enigmatic and reclusive producer Madlib joins hard-hitting emcee Freddie Gibbs for one of the most memorable Tiny Desks of the year.

Raphael Saadiq with Lucky Daye performs during Tiny Desk Fest, on Oct. 31, 2019. (Mhari Shaw/NPR) Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq

The godfather of 21st century soul electrified NPR's Tiny Desk Fest audience, with a little help from rising R&B star Lucky Daye.

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley perform live on the AmericanaFest Day Stage. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley Expand Upon Their Roots With A Heavy Dose Of The Blues

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Ickes left his band of 20 years to focus on playing with Hensley, and their chemistry is undeniable.

Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley On World Cafe

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Sheryl Crow performs during Tiny Desk Fest, on Oct. 29, 2019. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow's Tiny Desk Fest concert included a handful of early hits that have become pop standards.

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Megan Thee Stallion

The budding superstar debuted a new song with Phony Ppl and performed hits from Fever and Tina Snow during the first night of NPR's Tiny Desk Fest.

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Black Uhuru

The influential reggae group, whose name means "black freedom," brought songs of solidarity and love to the Tiny Desk.

Mereba performs during a Tiny Desk concert, on Sept. 17, 2019. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Mereba

A nomadic storyteller with a cross-genre style ranging from folk to rap, Mereba slays the devil in her solo set behind the Desk.

Jade Jackson performs live from the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage. Cal Hoeppner/WXPN hide caption

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Jade Jackson Brings A Rock And Roll Sensibility To Her Americana Music

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The influence of her punk rock producer colors the classic Americana roots of Jackson's music in this live performance.

Jade Jackson On World Cafe

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Carly Ray Jepsen performs during Tiny Desk on Nov. 13. (Photo by Mhari Shaw/NPR) Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Carly Rae Jepsen

The singer brought a sparkling pop-disco vibe and a lot of swagger to the sun-filled Tiny Desk.

Igor Levit performs during a Tiny Desk concert, on Oct. 15, 2019. (Mhari Shaw/NPR) Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Igor Levit

The insightful pianist offers a Beethoven bonanza, ranging from the mesmerizing pulse of the popular "Moonlight" Sonata to flashes of wry humor and tender beauty.

Snarky Puppy performs during a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 12, 2019. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Snarky Puppy

The jazz, funk and gospel improv group brought jams and joy to the Tiny Desk.

The Mavericks performed live at the 20th Annual AmericanaFest in Nashville. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Presenting The Groundbreaking Country-Rockabilly-Tex-Mex Mix Of The Mavericks

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Hear the band's AmericanaFest performance, drawing from its 2013 comeback album, In Time, as well as an interpretation of the John Anderson tune "Swingin'."

The Mavericks On World Cafe

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Kokoko! performs during a Tiny Desk concert, on Oct. 1, 2019. (Mhari Shaw/NPR) Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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KOKOKO!

KOKOKO! are sonic warriors. They seized control of the Tiny Desk, shouting their arrival through a megaphone, while electronic sirens begin to blare.

Molly Tuttle performs live from the AmericanaFest Day Stage in Nashville. Dylan Estes/WMOT hide caption

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Molly Tuttle's Voice Shines In Her Live Rendition Of 'Rain And Snow'

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The bluegrass guitarist, vocalist and songwriter treated the AmericanaFest Day Stage to songs from her debut full length album, plus an extra folk standard to boot.

Molly Tuttle On World Cafe

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The Record Company performs live on the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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The Relentless Energy Of The Record Company

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Hear a live performance of hard rocking favorites from the 20th Annual Americana Music Festival in Nashville.

The Record Company On World Cafe

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Sunny War

Sunny War has been homeless, busked on city streets and Venice Beach, left home feeling she was a burden to her mother, battled addiction and still found a way to bring joy to others thru her music.

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Hear Tanya Tucker Perform Selections From Her First Original Album In 17 Years

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Co-produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, the country legend brings While I'm Livin' to the 20th annual Americana Music Festival.

Tanya Tucker On World Cafe

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Leslie Odom Jr.

The Tony- and Grammy-winning singer, actor, author and Hamilton star performs three songs from Mr, his genre-bending new solo album.

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Robert Randolph And The Family Band: Raucous Rock Meets The Gospel Tradition

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Hear a joyous and uplifting set, recorded live at the 20th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville.

Robert Randolph and the Family Band On World Cafe

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Dave

The British rapper made a trip all the way from the UK just for this Tiny Desk performance and powered through a set that made the personal political.

BJ the Chicago Kid performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 3, 2019. (Emily Bogle/NPR) Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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BJ The Chicago Kid

The 34-year old R&B mainstay used his moment at the desk to fit in as many of his most cherished songs as possible — Nine songs in 17 minutes to be exact.

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Rio Mira

Rio Mira's music celebrates life along the river that separates Ecuador and Colombia: soft breezes, loving friends, the embrace of Africa and lots of festejando!