This past weekend, I spent way too much time plowing through NPR’s 15-minute concert series aptly called Tiny Desk Concerts. They’re brief nuggets of intimate musical gold, with a musician playing at NPR’s music desk – often times nothing more an acoustic guitar and their voice.
The one you should watch is of Super XX Man, aka Scott Garred. The Portland songwriter is a megaphone of empathy – channeling the insecurities, doubts, hopes and swirling emotions of people into three-minutes of pure bliss. I know it’s preposterous to claim he’s the best songwriter working right now, that anyone can stake that claim since there are so many songwriters out there, but he’s at least in the conversation if we’re having it.