1. Happy Friday, everybody! Here’s a bonus GIF of that one time I made a two-second cameo walking across the screen in OK Go’s ridiculous Tiny Desk Concert. —Lars

    Happy Friday, everybody! Here’s a bonus GIF of that one time I made a two-second cameo walking across the screen in OK Go’s ridiculous Tiny Desk Concert. —Lars

  2. At 82, Ernest Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz sounds he’s been perfecting for more than half a century.
Watch Ernest Ranglin play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    At 82, Ernest Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz sounds he’s been perfecting for more than half a century.

    Watch Ernest Ranglin play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  3. Sturgill Simpson writes country songs about loneliness, failed dreams, drinking and drugs.
Watch Sturgill Simpson play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    Sturgill Simpson writes country songs about loneliness, failed dreams, drinking and drugs.

    Watch Sturgill Simpson play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  4. A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Rodrigo Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist.
Watch Rodrigo Amarante play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Rodrigo Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist.

    Watch Rodrigo Amarante play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  5. Quetzal’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. 
Watch Quetzal play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    Quetzal’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. 

    Watch Quetzal play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  6. Saintseneca is a pastiche of gentle lyrical moments and punk anthems, often within the same tune. 
Watch Saintseneca play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    Saintseneca is a pastiche of gentle lyrical moments and punk anthems, often within the same tune. 

    Watch Saintseneca play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  7. We threw a curve ball at Justin Townes Earle. Despite his five albums full of well-loved songs, we asked him to play new material for this Tiny Desk Concert; songs we hadn’t yet heard. 

    We threw a curve ball at Justin Townes Earle. Despite his five albums full of well-loved songs, we asked him to play new material for this Tiny Desk Concert; songs we hadn’t yet heard. 

  8. Jessica Lea Mayfield's music has gotten more beguiling as she explores the many contrasts in her hypnotic sound.
Watch Jessica Lea Mayfield play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    Jessica Lea Mayfield's music has gotten more beguiling as she explores the many contrasts in her hypnotic sound.

    Watch Jessica Lea Mayfield play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  9. Known for the speed of its playing, Trampled by Turtles is about more than just blistering bluegrass.
Watch Trampled by Turtles play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    Known for the speed of its playing, Trampled by Turtles is about more than just blistering bluegrass.

    Watch Trampled by Turtles play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  10. Nickel Creek was made to sing around a single microphone. Watch a reunited Nickel Creek play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    Nickel Creek was made to sing around a single microphone. Watch a reunited Nickel Creek play NPR’s Tiny Desk