As she settled in for this stripped-down set, Taylor Swift looked out over the office. “I just decided to take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them.”
Oh … my ….
The Alabama Shakes singer and guitarist brought an eight-piece backing band to the Tiny Desk for a set of deeply personal and affecting songs.
This is good. And, Sharon’s music is hotter than a $2 pistol …
This is good …
Without Sister Rosetta Tharpe, we wouldn’t have rock and roll as we know it now. Our playlist features some of Tharpe’s best songs, as well as music from her influences and inheritors.
David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
This is good.
NPR is over-achieving.
This week’s essential mix features new solo music from Courtney Barnett, the long-awaited return of Exitmusic, a weighty epic from Swedish organist Anna von Hausswolff and more.