Butcher Brown: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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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.
Nikki Birch | April 21, 2021
Butcher Brown takes to a restaurant's rooftop terrace in the band's hometown of Richmond, Va., for a home concert and sizzles from the first note. The band opens with "Sticky July," a tune every bit as catchy as its name implies; think rollerskating with a popsicle under a cloudless sky of blue. When you think you've figured it out, keyboardist DJ Harrison switches it up, launching into a solo so funky you wonder if it's a new song, that is until Marcus "Tennishu" Tenney brings us back home with some sweet trumpet.
That's the thing about Butcher Brown: are they playing jazz ... or funk ... or soul? They scoff at the limitations of adjacent genres with the expertise of master musicians who've played together so long that they flow from one vibe to the next without missing a beat. This is clear as they slide into "Camden Square," but not before Tennishu introduces the band, thanks their parents, and shouts out Ann Paciulli, who provided the old-school desk seen in the video. Viewers of a certain vintage may recall interminable afternoons spent sitting in a tiny desk just like that one. Fortunately, boredom is the last thing that happens when Butcher Brown hits. "#KingButch" is next, a stank-face hip-hop head-bobber that once again proves they can do it all. (And yes, not only does Tennishu rap, he also plays sax and trumpet, which is no minor feat.) They close with "Tidal Wave": smooth, delightful, classic.
"Sticky July"
"Camden Square"
"Tidal Wave"
DJ Harrison: keys
Corey Fonville: drums
Andrew Jay Randazzo: bass
Tennishu: trumpet, saxophone, vocals
Morgan Burrs: guitar
Video: Joey Wharton, R. Anthony Harris, WhartonMajor
Audio: Zach Fichter
Special Thanks: Peter Cerrito, Pete LeBlanc and Jason Moore
Producer: Nikki Birch
Video Producer: Kara Frame
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Maia Stern, Bob Boilen
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
#butcherbrown #tinydesk #nprmusic


  1. NPR Music
    NPR Music
    3 dagen geleden

    Want to play your very own Tiny Desk concert? Unsigned musicians: Send us a video of you playing an original song by June 7. Learn more: npr.org/tinydeskcontest

  2. Aderito Matsimbe
    Aderito Matsimbe
    Dag geleden

    Can’t go a day without listening to this band. Salute from Mozambique ❤️✊🏽🇲🇿

    1. Phatsimo Mosimanegape
      Phatsimo Mosimanegape
      21 uur geleden

      From BW🇧🇼 we have also approved🙌💯

  3. Bob Walshe
    Bob Walshe
    Dag geleden

    Ah Yeah

  4. gds1847
    2 dagen geleden

    Live sounds better.

  5. Gregory Cowan
    Gregory Cowan
    2 dagen geleden

    Loving this set, loving your work Butcher Brown, thanks Tiny!

  6. Q VLN
    Q VLN
    3 dagen geleden

    So good!

  7. Tom Select Deejay
    Tom Select Deejay
    3 dagen geleden

    Tidal Wave ! Ronnie Laws Cover ! What a good idea !

  8. Vanessa Cecilia Barraza Catrin
    Vanessa Cecilia Barraza Catrin
    3 dagen geleden

    se pasaron wn

  9. adrien MICHEL
    adrien MICHEL
    4 dagen geleden

    8:58 8)))))

  10. Jello Jam
    Jello Jam
    4 dagen geleden

    VA represent! Tight!

  11. Ronnie Mack
    Ronnie Mack
    4 dagen geleden

    This was an Awesome Concert. You guys are phenomenal. Thanks for taking me on a natural high....

  12. Fairbien A.
    Fairbien A.
    4 dagen geleden

    Really Good Sound Guyz Obiousvly Good MUSIC :)

  13. J B
    J B
    4 dagen geleden

    Soundin extra good this evening fellas! One Love. RVa

  14. Manu Hernandez
    Manu Hernandez
    5 dagen geleden

    Insane groove 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙏🏻🙏🏻

  15. Elijah Mayaka
    Elijah Mayaka
    5 dagen geleden

    Butcher Brown = Quality music... lovely set and lovely music from y'all as always

  16. Ralph Durgaram
    Ralph Durgaram
    6 dagen geleden

    Awesome band, all musicians rock from this band! inspiring!

  17. Devin Brewer
    Devin Brewer
    7 dagen geleden

    I listened to their recent album and loved it but didn't see this video until now, they killed it!

  18. MJorgy5
    8 dagen geleden

    Vibe on. This is sweet.

  19. Daniel Diasgranados
    Daniel Diasgranados
    8 dagen geleden

    804 Stand up

  20. HoneyBeeQueenBondiaLeVeau VonLeVeau
    HoneyBeeQueenBondiaLeVeau VonLeVeau
    8 dagen geleden

    Why Do They Always “F” The Music Up Using “The N Word”❓🔴⚫️🟢⚫️🔴❓ What About Using “Brotha, Brothaman Or Even Bro” ‼️✅♻️✅‼️

  21. Diego Pereira
    Diego Pereira
    8 dagen geleden

    I love Butched Brown. Corey Fonville monster

  22. Gregory Sexton
    Gregory Sexton
    9 dagen geleden

    Explicit language? lol When?

  23. LCondabeat
    9 dagen geleden

    Just floating

  24. Dom Imonk
    Dom Imonk
    9 dagen geleden

    Great upload, thanks !!

  25. Rémi Psaume
    Rémi Psaume
    9 dagen geleden

    Love U guys and your music, so groovy, so vibrant!!!

  26. Julian Oliver
    Julian Oliver
    9 dagen geleden

    Just discovered a new artist that I'll be rocking to. Thank you, Tiny Desk!

  27. camineria delaire
    camineria delaire
    10 dagen geleden


  28. mialy
    10 dagen geleden

    Loving the music

  29. T Fowl
    T Fowl
    11 dagen geleden

    RVA stand up! ✊🏾🔥

  30. Johnson keyz
    Johnson keyz
    11 dagen geleden


  31. Johnson keyz
    Johnson keyz
    11 dagen geleden


  32. Wade Wilson
    Wade Wilson
    11 dagen geleden

    The rapping threw me off, but the fusion jazz instrumentals are just so frigging good. Thank you bros for KILLIN IT.

  33. Niko
    11 dagen geleden

    COME ON VA! We outchea!

  34. Nico Garza
    Nico Garza
    12 dagen geleden

    that herbie in the back tho

  35. Nico Garza
    Nico Garza
    12 dagen geleden


  36. jaggi s revenge
    jaggi s revenge
    12 dagen geleden

    this is awesome

  37. slakkie
    12 dagen geleden

    I like the rooftop concert a lot :)

  38. Edwin Leskin
    Edwin Leskin
    13 dagen geleden

    Saw them live absolutely incredible

  39. Electric Salt
    Electric Salt
    13 dagen geleden

    This is so beautiful, another awesome band to follow and listen!!

  40. Andrea Venditti
    Andrea Venditti
    13 dagen geleden

    8:58 THE LICK

  41. InhalationBBQ
    14 dagen geleden

    Morgan ... you disguest me sir!!!! I love me some Butcher Brown

  42. Emma-Lee Fortune
    Emma-Lee Fortune
    14 dagen geleden

    Love at first sound😍

  43. Ant
    14 dagen geleden

    bro sound like biggie lowkey....

    1. macuser1232
      5 dagen geleden

      He covers biggie too!

  44. Pascal
    14 dagen geleden

    Merci .)

  45. Tiavina Rakotobé
    Tiavina Rakotobé
    15 dagen geleden

    So Nice!

  46. Corey Ward
    Corey Ward
    15 dagen geleden

    Just want I needed thank you guys

  47. gray
    15 dagen geleden


  48. Derrick Bias
    Derrick Bias
    16 dagen geleden

    This is what music is supposed to sound like.

  49. Ben Isenstein
    Ben Isenstein
    16 dagen geleden

    This guitar player is BAD. Can't get enough of that solo at 6:55

  50. superdudeman
    16 dagen geleden

    8:58 is the LICK btw

  51. Cristobal Soto
    Cristobal Soto
    16 dagen geleden

    soul healing

  52. 梅干
    16 dagen geleden


  53. Ben
    17 dagen geleden

    This is music for the soul! I was having a bad evening and this put me in a great mood.

  54. Jamison Mace
    Jamison Mace
    17 dagen geleden

    DJ Harrison the goat

  55. M-Jay Beats
    M-Jay Beats
    17 dagen geleden

    Now for a DJ Harrison Tiny Desk

  56. Scott McDowell
    Scott McDowell
    17 dagen geleden

    His trumpet tone is so velvety and rich. It’s like pouring warm honey into my ears.

  57. Elliot Koubis
    Elliot Koubis
    17 dagen geleden

    8:58 the licc

  58. Wesley Calazans
    Wesley Calazans
    17 dagen geleden

    Good surprise to see you'll here guys!! As always it Was great!

  59. João Pedro Melão
    João Pedro Melão
    17 dagen geleden

    I eargasmed when they entered into that samba feel.

  60. James Hamre
    James Hamre
    18 dagen geleden

    Good stuff! Go Richmond music scene!

  61. knowheretobe_
    18 dagen geleden

    Anyone else catch the Kanye west sample on king butch? No more parties in LA

  62. Tjay
    18 dagen geleden

    leo messi on bass everybody

  63. Emin.Organic
    18 dagen geleden


  64. Corinne Saph
    Corinne Saph
    18 dagen geleden

    RVA where u at

  65. Jelte Hildebrands
    Jelte Hildebrands
    18 dagen geleden

    No one's talking about THE LICK and its variation 8:58 ?

  66. Tejas Chandrasekar
    Tejas Chandrasekar
    19 dagen geleden


  67. 정순이현석
    19 dagen geleden

    너무 좋네 정말

  68. Ben Isenstein
    Ben Isenstein
    19 dagen geleden

    Been on this band since 2018. Love to y'all, constantly inspired by your music!

  69. Super Nova
    Super Nova
    19 dagen geleden

    8:58 THE LICK!

  70. Jwissemann1
    19 dagen geleden

    Anyone know what kind of keyboards on top of the wurly?

  71. macuser1232
    19 dagen geleden

    Long awaited...

  72. Ro
    19 dagen geleden

    Ilike, 😎🤔 amazing!!! GENIALES!!!

  73. barlas tasdemir
    barlas tasdemir
    19 dagen geleden

    Yes Sir Butcher Brown grooves just the way I like it. respect

  74. Alberto Sierraalta
    Alberto Sierraalta
    19 dagen geleden

    8:58 for the Lick

  75. 100 BlaQ Raok
    100 BlaQ Raok
    19 dagen geleden

    Oh, they slid right into Ronnie Laws's "Tidal Wave" 🔥

  76. Rafael Doval Pereira
    Rafael Doval Pereira
    19 dagen geleden


  77. Bobby Root
    Bobby Root
    19 dagen geleden

    Pleeeeeeease get Teddy Swims on Tiny desk 😩😩😩

  78. Carlo Dotti
    Carlo Dotti
    19 dagen geleden

    8:58 the lick

  79. S McLean
    S McLean
    19 dagen geleden


  80. fridgeraider525
    20 dagen geleden

    Love this band. So glad to see yall on tiny desk!

  81. josiah schipper
    josiah schipper
    20 dagen geleden

    the vibe tho

  82. Cosimo Bohrman
    Cosimo Bohrman
    20 dagen geleden

    I thought the drummer had a mask on his neck for the first 3 minutes

  83. Palel Atmoko
    Palel Atmoko
    20 dagen geleden

    The bass player is so geeewwd

  84. Maria Carolina Huerta
    Maria Carolina Huerta
    20 dagen geleden


  85. Alejandro Raimondi
    Alejandro Raimondi
    20 dagen geleden

    8.59 The Lick!

  86. Sam Trump
    Sam Trump
    20 dagen geleden

    Much love to the Butcher Brown fam!!

  87. Joell
    20 dagen geleden

    The Lick @ 8:59

  88. Jett Joseph
    Jett Joseph
    21 dag geleden

    That's it 🎶❤️

  89. papa somin
    papa somin
    21 dag geleden


  90. djcoolcliff
    21 dag geleden

    RVA in the building!!!!!!!!!

  91. Colin McSteen
    Colin McSteen
    21 dag geleden

    Don’t think we missed the licc quote at 9:00

  92. Amy King
    Amy King
    21 dag geleden

    Love your music!!

  93. smkbrks
    21 dag geleden


  94. Giuseppe Romagnoli
    Giuseppe Romagnoli
    21 dag geleden


  95. Filo974 Arts
    Filo974 Arts
    21 dag geleden

    Excellent !!!

  96. J
    21 dag geleden

    It brings great joy to have learned of this Butcher Brown Tiny Desk performance - i stumbled upon DJ Harrison's album "Polytoned" years ago, immediately fell in love with the album... i learned of Marcus T from "Jellostone Jokes" track on that album, dug deeper and learned of Butcher Brown. Been uplifted by their music every step of the way - and now this Tiny Desk. Butcher Brown, i hope yall never ever stop

  97. raheem kashon
    raheem kashon
    21 dag geleden

    they sound good! good ol' funky music! never heard of them but, am a fan now

  98. Mark Mitchell
    Mark Mitchell
    21 dag geleden

    Butcher Brown! One of my new favorite bands. Going to pick up their back catalogue after enjoying their recent two albums immensely. Is Richmond, VA now Groovetown, America?

    21 dag geleden

    Bravo 🙏❤️🇨🇺💯🎶

  100. Chimchim Army
    Chimchim Army
    22 dagen geleden

    My kind of music... We need to see more bands like this♥️