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Is it soul? Is it jazz? Is it Motown?

Actually, it’s all of those things, and more. Lake Street Dive is a Boston-bred and Brooklyn-based quartet with a stunning sound that combines elements of music both new and old, and commands attention. They stopped by NPR’s Tiny Desk in Washington yesterday, where they treated a small crowd of special guests to a three-song set showcasing their incredible breadth of talent.


Lead singer Rachael Price’s vocals soar from the highest peaks to the lowest levels, and her bandmates don’t struggle to keep up. All of them classically trained musicians, Lake Street Dive’s collective mastery of music shines through at every moment of their performances, and their Tiny Desk gig was no exception. Critics haven’t failed to notice, either. Throughout their more than decade-long career, the group has released multiple albums and EP’s to critical acclaim.

What’s our secret to showing up at all of these Tiny Desk performances? We really can’t say, but we suggest you stay tuned for even more from FamousDC.



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