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Andrew Bird

For this performance of three new songs, Bird comes with a stripped-down acoustic band: just drums, upright bass and acoustic guitar, with Bird himself on violin.

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Carrie Rodriguez

On her new album Lola, Rodriguez's bi-cultural life blossoms into a spectacular collection of stories and songs, several of which she performs in this Tiny Desk concert with guitarist Luke Jacobs.

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Mara Hruby, 'In The Wee Small Hours'

The singer-songwriter faces her fears with a jazz standard about a love that once was. "[I] couldn't think of having a more proper goodbye to that home and chapter of my life than this video."

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Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis somehow finds wide-eyed wonder in heartbreak. He and guitarist Kelly Doyle play stripped-down yet thoughtfully busy arrangements from his ambitious country record.

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Andy Shauf

The Saskatchewan singer-songwriter visits the NPR Music offices to perform three quietly affecting songs, two of them from his new album The Party.

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An Invitation To Japanese Breakfast's Own Personal 'Heaven'

The lush dream-pop gem is a testament to Michelle Zauner's ability to layer mourning and beauty seamlessly. The video features bearded studs, "an invitation to my own personal heaven," she says.

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Steve Kimock

The veteran jam-rock guitarist's dedication to his instrument is matched only by his imagination. There's joy in hearing Kimock play acoustically, with no filter between his ideas and his fingers.

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Daymé Arocena

The Cuban singer's music is fueled by surprisingly mature songwriting (she's only 24), as well as an irrepressible personality that projects warmth, fun and a million-watt smile.

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Lara St. John

With intrepid pianist Matt Herskowitz in tow, the violinist performs a set of rambunctious tunes from Hungary and Romania that will leave you breathless.