Pickathon and NPR Music are good buddies and have very sympatico tastes in music! Take a tour of our Pickathon 2023 lineup through NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts!
Lee Fields NPR Tiny Desk – this legend of soul ran through three songs from his most recent album “Sentimental Fool” plus an older one from a career that stretches back to the 1960s!
Watchhouse NPR Tiny Desk – Back when they were still called Mandolin Orange, Watchhouse stopped by the Tiny Desk to sing the haunting “Wildfire” plus two more from their 2019 album.
Butcher Brown NPR Tiny Desk – On a rooftop in Richmond, VA, Butcher Brown just lights up the skyline. At first Marcus Tenney slays on trumpet. Then he picks up a saxophone and kills it. Then he starts rapping. Amazing video.
Indie folk songwriter Madison Cunningham commanded the Tiny Desk last year when she stopped in to play songs from her third album, Revealer.
Evoking the rich cultural interminglings of Los Angeles, Thee Sinseers retreated to a local flower shop in East LA to play a deeply emotional and beautiful set of soul that references Chicano and African-American roots.
Indie folk singer FLORIST stopped by NPR back in 2016 for a Tiny Desk Concert of “quiet, delicate songs filled with vivid memories.”
Way back in 2012, Afro-Peruvian band NOVALIMA played a great NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Turned inwards in a half circle, you can really feel the musical connection here.
The Northwest’s own Courtney Marie Andrews taped a lovely Tiny Desk at Home during the pandemic, singing a stripped-down set of her story-based songs and featuring her crystal clear vocals.