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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Have you ever watched a Tiny Desk Concert and thought, "Hey, I want to do that!?" Well, now's your chance to play behind my desk here at NPR. That's right: We're bringing NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest back for a second year.

Here's what you do.

A New Box Set Holds A Springsteen Holy Grail

Bob Boilen: November 16, 2015

Harry Connick, Jr. On Tough Love And Letting Go Of The Wheel

In 1989, the New York Times wrote this about a 21-year-old up-and-comer from New Orleans: "Harry Connick, Jr. may have what it takes to inject the world of traditional jazz with a shot of Hollywood glamour."

Rock & Roots Artist: Adele '25'

Nov 30, 2015

Review: Adele, '25'

Review: Jeff Lynne's ELO, 'Alone In The Universe'

G. Love & Special Sauce: Still Cooking

OCTOBER 25, 2015

In the beginning, there was the blues. A while later, there was hip-hop. And then, in the early 1990s, the musical melting pot of G. Love and Special Sauce served up something called hip-hop blues.

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Rock & Roots Artist: Keith Richards - 'Crosseyed Heart'

Oct 26, 2015

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine…

Patty Griffin, Self-Made 'Servant Of Love,' On The Strange Gift Of Age

Ten albums in, Patty Griffin isn't slowing down. Her new album tackles love and humanity with a sound straight out of the juke joint and a passion that surges from each song. It also marks a milestone in the artist's personal life: She began writing it just as she was staring down her 50th birthday.