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Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons.

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Live Music From Bob Boilen's Desk

June 22nd, 2009

Episode 228 of 731 episodes

If you love seeing live concerts, chances are you've gone to shows where the clinking beer bottles and incessant crowd chatter were louder than the music. After seeing the soft spoken Laura Gibson lose out to a noisy audience during a show in Austin, TX, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson came up with a novel solution: They invited Gibson to play at the NPR Music offices, specifically Bob Boilen's desk, launching what's now called the Tiny Desk Concert series.

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