Do you yet know about @npr @tinydesk #NPRTinyDesk? No? As of November 2016, the series included more than 550 concerts viewed a collective 80 million times on YouTube.
The first Tiny Desk Concert came about in 2008 after Boilen and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson left a bar show frustrated that they couldn't hear the music over the crowd noise. Thompson joked that the musician, folk singer Laura Gibson, should just perform at Boilen's desk. A month later Boilen arranged for her to do just that, making an impromptu recording and posting it online. #music #youtube @cranberriesofficial @tashsultanaofficial are two of my favs yet you have to hear @adele and @macklemore and many others. #enjoy #earporn