Frank Turner has givebn the following Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR. Matt Nasir who is mainly the piano player in Frank Turners band started to play the mandolin recently and he plays the mandolin in this concert. Three beautiful songs, with mandolin and guitar.
Frank Turner: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
The U.K. singer-songwriter and a bandmate are just two men with unplugged instruments, but they still convey the bawdy rowdiness of a full band. Performing three songs in the NPR Music offices, Turner shines in what may well be the most brightly lit performance space he’s ever graced.
For his Tiny Desk close-up, the U.K. singer-songwriter isn’t actually alone — he brings along the pianist in his band The Sleeping Souls, Matt Nasir, who joins in on mandolin — but Turner still does plenty to convey the bawdy rowdiness of a full band on his own. Opening with the terrifically anthemic, rehab-themed first single from his new album Tape Deck Heart (sample line: “On the first night we met, you said, ‘Well, darling, let’s make a deal/If anybody ever asks us, let’s just tell them that we met in jail'”), Turner shines in what may well be the most brightly lit performance space he’s ever graced. –STEPHEN THOMPSON
“The Way I Tend To Be”
The same video on the NPR site in better quality: http://www.npr.org/event/music/198794929/frank-turner-tiny-desk-concert
You can find an interview with Frank Turner in World Cafe by NR:
Frank Turner On World Cafe
On this installment of World Cafe, Turner talks about everything from songwriting to politics — and even a little bit about his tattoos.
Frank Turner: A Punk Poet With A Confessional Streak
On a visit to NPR’s Washington D.C. office that also included an acoustic Tiny Desk Concert, Frank Turner spoke with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about his music, performing at the London Olympics and attending the same school as Prince William. Click the audio link to hear more of their conversation.