Bob Boilen, the current host, and Stephen Thompson, the editor of NPR Music -National Public Radio of New York-, are the creators of these sessions. The idea arose as a result of their own experiences in the bars of the city, they considered that these were very noisy and crowded places where you could have great moments but not enjoy a great concert.
For this reason, they created Tiny Desk Concerts
, a new type of concert, small, intimate, and well cared for. Between 15 and 20 minutes, the artists offer great sessions to their audience with purer interpretations of their greatest hits, promotional songs, or even covers. Since the idea emerged in 2008, more than 800 sessions have been performed at Bob Boilen’s desk in the NPR.