Saturday Morning Music Video: from the Goat Rodeo Sessions
National Public Radio (NPR)'s music folks offer what they call "Tiny Desk Concert" on a weekly basis. It's called "tiny desk concert" because the performers are recorded while playing behind/around the desk of Bob Boilen in the NPR Music Offices.
Here's what the NPR Music YouTube Channel has to say about this video from November 2011:
"The genre-bending cellist Yo-Yo Ma heads a dream team of string players -- Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan -- who borrow from bluegrass. The quartet, plus singer Aoife O'Donovan perform three songs from their album The Goat Rodeo Sessions at the NPR Music offices.
"Quarter Chicken Dark"
"Here And Heaven"
For more videos and to subscribe to the Tiny Desk Concerts podcast, visit NPR.org/tinydeskconcerts."
Everybody knows Yo-Yo Ma, of course. Edgar Meyer is the double bass player who often plays with Yo-Yo Ma and a host of others. Chris Thile plays mandolin with The Punch Brothers (who describe themselves as a progressive bluegrass band). Stuart Duncan fiddles with The Nashville Bluegrass Band and Aoife O'Donovan has an extensive resume (including studying at The New England Conservatory) as a singer-songwriter who sings with bluegrass band Crooked Still and the "folk noir" trio Sometymes Why, and has just released a solo album.