Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
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The 10-piece salsa band has burnished its reputation on dance floors, where it never fails to make people move. So push some furniture out of the way, press play on this video, and enjoy.

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Tweedy

With his drummer son Spencer, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy performs three songs from their new album, Sukierae — plus a cover of "You Are Not Alone," which the elder Tweedy wrote for Mavis Staples.

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Luluc

The duo's music marries graceful singing and storytelling with guitars and textures that help create an unforgettable aura.

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Justin Townes Earle

In advance of his new album Single Mothers, the singer performs two new songs and an old favorite.

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Jessica Lea Mayfield

Mayfield's music has gotten more beguiling as she explores the many contrasts in her hypnotic sound, starting with the way she sets her wistful voice against her shimmering guitar.

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Trampled By Turtles

Known for the speed of their playing, these Minnesotans are about more than just blistering bluegrass. They also write beautiful, heartfelt folk-pop songs, as this Tiny Desk Concert demonstrates.

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Sturgill Simpson

The Kentucky native writes country music about loneliness, failed dreams, drinking and drugs. Here, he performs four of his songs with a thundering voice that makes the NPR offices shudder.

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Nickel Creek

The reunited band was made to sing and play around one microphone, so a Tiny Desk Concert seemed inevitable. All it took was a reunion tour — celebrating 25 years of Nickel Creek — to make it happen.

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Rodrigo Amarante

A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist. Here, he strips songs from Cavalo down to their essence using just his voice and a guitar from the '30s.

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Pacifica Quartet

The Pacifica Quartet explores the world of Soviet-era composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Watch the group play selections from his introspective cycle of string quartets.

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Ernest Ranglin

Watch a talented, charming guitar legend make magic as his band Avila holds down the beat. At 82, Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz sounds he's been perfecting for more than half a century.

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Bob Mould

The former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman plugs in for a characteristically loud four-song set — three from his new solo album (Beauty and Ruin) and one from the band that launched his career.

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Irene Diaz

With her musical partner Carolyn Cardoza strumming a ukulele intently, Diaz conjures a place where emotions run deep and beauty is unmistakable. Watch them perform four songs in the NPR Music offices.

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The Family Crest

The band features seven players with training in classical and jazz, as well as instruments such as violin, cello, upright bass, flute, trombone, drums, guitar and Liam McCormick's powerhouse voice.

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Quetzal

The East L.A. band's mix of old and new sounds from across Mexico and the U.S. will penetrate the intellect even as it makes your hips sway. The resulting sound inspires as much as it entertains.