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Carrtoons, Kaelin Ellis, Kiefer and The Kount: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

The Tiny Desk managed to stay nimble during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to our (home) concert series and the musicians who were determined to make moves in quarantine. Creative souls found myriad ways to get their art to the masses via live streams and social media while also conjuring new ways to collaborate and connect to audiences. Over the past year and some change, beatmakers Carrtoons, Kaelin Ellis, Kiefer, and The Kount took to social media individually and often collaboratively to cook up productions, often resulting in viral moments and never-seen-before glimpses into their creative process.

As we continue to celebrate 50 years of NPR, Tiny Desk was determined to take part. To honor the iconic themes from our news programs, we asked these four producers to come up with their own spin on the All Things Considered theme (written by Don Voegeli) the Morning Edition theme and the theme for Weekend Edition (both written by B.J. Leiderman).


  • "All Things Considered (Remix)"
  • "Morning Edition (Remix)"
  • "Weekend Edition (Remix)"

  • Carrtoons: bass
  • Kaelin Ellis: drums
  • Kiefer: piano, keyboards
  • The Kount: percussion

  • Video and Audio: Carrtoons, Kaelin Ellis, Kiefer, The Kount
  • "All Things Considered" theme song: Don Voegeli
  • "Morning Edition" and "Weekend Edition" theme songs: B.J. Liederman

  • Producer: Bobby Carter, Suraya Mohamed
  • Video Producer: Maia Stern
  • Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin, Andy Huether
  • Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Gabrielle Pierre
  • Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
  • Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

    Bobby Carter is a leader on the Tiny Desk Concerts team for NPR Music. He's brought an ever growing roster of big names and emerging artists through NPR's HQ to squeeze behind the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and record standout performances, including Usher, Mac Miller, Noname, Anderson.Paak and H.E.R.