November 14th, 2008
Episode 102 of 429 episodes
We've come up with many excuses to have artists come in and perform Tiny Desk Concerts at the workspace of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen. Some are too quiet to be well-served by traditional live concerts, while others are little-known staff favorites who wouldn't ordinarily receive a large-scale webcast presentation. Usually, it's just an opportunity to bring in artists who, for one reason or another, haven't gotten as much of our attention as we'd like to give them. We've certainly given a lot of attention to the Austin, Texas-based band Shearwater in the past couple of years. But that didn't stop us from asking the band in for this intimate performance at the NPR Music offices.