Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Check It. Esperanza Spalding on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts.

If you were one of the many people who didn't recognize the gorgeous bassist who won the Best New Artist award at the Grammys Sunday, below is a clip of her performing for NPR.

The Tiny Desk Concert series are great mini concerts held at NPR offices, and they definitely feel more impromptu and genuine then any other radio show where artists are invited to perform, I've noticed.

But back to Spalding: Her instrument of choice, a stand up bass and huge 'fro combine both a beautiful and unique sound and strong stagemanship and presence. Watching the below video, it's not hard to see how she beat Bieber in this year's Grammys.

-- Lauren Williams

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