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Richmonder Lucy Dacus on NPR’s Tiny Desk

For Lucy Dacus, a 21-year-old with a warm and deep voice, singing comes as naturally as talking.




If you’re not familiar with NPR’s Tiny Desk you should hit that link right now and be prepared to lose your afternoon clicking away listening to artists you’ve likely never heard of before.

It’s called Tiny Desk because the mini concerts are performed at the the desk of host Bob Boilen. That Tiny Desk doesn’t stop some big performances including one of my all-time favorites Mucca Pazza which is basically a drunk marching band having way too much fun.

The most recent performance is much more intimate affair and features Lucy Dacus.

From Tiny Desk:

July 29, 2016 by BOB BOILEN • For Lucy Dacus, a 21-year-old with a warm and deep voice, singing comes as naturally as talking. As an adopted child in Richmond, Va., she was raised by a piano-playing mother; now, she writes songs that can be thoughtful, playful and powerful, with tremendous arrangements from guitarist Jacob Blizard.

Dacus and Blizard have been working together since Blizard asked her to be part of a college project he was working on; now, on the strength of her current album No Burden, they’ve just signed to Matador Records. So consider this Tiny Desk concert a taste of the talent we’ll be celebrating for years to come.

No Burden is available now (iTunes) (Amazon).

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.