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Now Watching: Sarah Jarosz NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: npr.org

Credit: npr.org

There are few things on the internet that make me happier than NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series.  The low-key concerts are a showcase for some of the best talent on the planet to really show their raw chops.  This one with Sarah Jarosz is no exception.  In case you haven’t heard of this miraculous young lady, she is a 22 year old bluegrass/roots songbird.  Despite being only 22, she has already recorded three albums, all of them an absolute delight.  In this video she is performing songs from her third album, Build Me Up From Bones.  But enough of my yammering, just watch and let the girl win your heart.

Live in LA?  Come see her with me on January 22nd at Largo at the Coronet, tickets here.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Just Killing It

Bored with your Tuesday?  Looking for some inspiration?  Well, let me help ya out.

You probably have heard of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis by now, the video for Thrift Shop is at 25 million views and counting.

But don’t knock them off as a couple of guys making novelty rap songs.  The Seattle duo has way more to offer.  Case in point: this incredible performance from the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series.  Somehow without a huge crowd, a stage, lights, or a microphone, Macklemore still puts on one hell of a show, and managed to get me amped up sitting silently at my desk in an office.  A particularly special treat is when Ray Dalton joins in to sing some sweet sweet melodies on the last track Can’t Hold Us.  So spend the next 14 minutes of your afternoon watching this glorious video, and the rest of your day figuring out how you can come close to being as cool as these guys…I’ve already started.

via rollingstone.com

PS – Am I the only one who thinks Macklemore looks a little bit like Sgt Nicholas Brody?