If you’re like me, you’re getting weary of being stuck at home, and finding yourself with little energy for reading… So this week, we thought we’d offer something fun and different for you to enjoy… an eclectic collection of spectacular Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR!!!
Relax, click through these selections and find some great music to comfort you in these dark days from new or beloved artists!
11) Calexico / Iron and Wine
Joey Burns and John Convertino had just about seen it all. Their band, Calexico, has been around for nearly a quarter-century, and in that time together they’ve churned out a long string of albums and collaborated with countless musicians on countless projects. But they’d never set foot behind the Tiny Desk until the day we recorded this performance. By contrast, their pal Sam Beam — best known as the man behind Iron & Wine, with whom Calexico had just released a new album called Years to Burn — was already a Tiny Desk veteran. Beam recorded a solo set as Iron & Wine in 2011, then returned with singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop six years later, and he took great pains to gently tease the Calexico guys for taking so long. (“It’s fun to be back,” he noted between songs, adding, “Isn’t it, Joey?”)
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