Robin Hilton http://wrkf.org en Brass Bed: Tiny Desk Concert http://wrkf.org/post/brass-bed-tiny-desk-concert It wasn't an easy road to the Tiny Desk for the four guys from Louisiana who make up <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/171818679/brass-bed">Brass Bed</a>. Their tour, for the band's debut album <em>The Secret Will Keep You</em>, was plagued from the start: Singer Christiaan Mader had the flu, there was a death in the family and multiple dates had to be canceled. Their van was broken into and their instruments stolen. So when they heard that a big snowstorm was headed for D.C. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:26:14 +0000 Robin Hilton 23004 at http://wrkf.org Brass Bed: Tiny Desk Concert Okkervil River: Coming Of Age In Small Town America http://wrkf.org/post/okkervil-river-coming-age-small-town-america I grew up in a town of about 6,000 people in rural Kansas back in the '70s and '80s. I've never romanticized it much, though it was certainly a simpler time and, for better or worse, it's where I learned to make some sense of my life. The world you inhabit when you come of age in your teen years has a way of digging its claws in you. As the years pass, no matter how far you try to get away from it, it stays with you. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:39:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 15348 at http://wrkf.org Okkervil River: Coming Of Age In Small Town America