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Performance [164] 6-Jun-2018 (Headliner)

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


June 6, 2018 | Bob Boilen (NPR): "When 14-year-old Grace VanderWaal came to perform at the Tiny Desk I had to confess to her (and her mom) that, until my "accidental concert experience," I had no idea who she was, nor did I know what America's Got Talent was. [Bob proceeds to give an account of the concert with Grace he inadvertently went to at the 9:30 club. You can read this review in the entry for that concert, performance# 140).
"Despite what I feel is my broad love of music, I was reminded how easy it is to get comfortable in the musical confines we devise for ourselves. It's easy to stereotype artists and perhaps be dismissive of something that falls outside our comfort zone. But Grace's show and music reminds me to keep my thoughts and judgements open. So, if you're about to pass on watching this one, figuring you're not going to connect with a young teen and her music, stop. Take a deep breath, open up your heart and let Grace VanderWaal enchant you with her unique talent."

Recorded 1-May-18

(Off Youtube)


Grace Vanderwaal - Ukulele, vocals

Melissa Dougherty - Guitar, vocals


View Full Performance

1. Moonlight
2. Darkness Keeps Chasing Me
3. Clearly (Johnny Nash - Reimagination)

Reviews, Recaps, Behind the Scenes etc.

Type Comment Link
Review (Vandals HQ (Formerly the Vandervault) Website) by Mark Lalonde
Media, PR etc Grace Vanderwaal Gives an Enchanting 'Tiny Desk' Performance
Timeline content Grace Vanderwaal Timeline on Facebook

Times Performed

Grace has performed: 1 times at this event, 1 times at this venue, 4 times in this city, 4 times in this state, 455 times in this country