Xavier Omär: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Xavier Omär: 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.

Bobby Carter | March 15, 2021
Xavier Omär decided to turn his Tiny Desk home concert into a whole Texas affair. Initially, Omär wanted to recreate the look of the Desk: “I wanted to kind of bring the feeling of Tiny Desk back, so I had booked a library,” he said. Ultimately the library didn’t work out, but Rosella Coffee and Wine in his home base of San Antonio proved to be a great match for his sound–spacious and airy.

Omär’s career began in Christian music under the moniker SPZRKT, before he moved into secular R&B and hip-hop. Through his first couple of projects and work with Seattle DJ and producer, Sango, the 27-year-old singer’s heart-on-sleeve approach quickly created a buzz. His latest album, if You Feel, was high on my favorite albums list of 2020.

The Alamo City resident and his cohorts orchestrated a charismatic and vocally rich show. The set list perfectly depicts the emotional arch of if You Feel. For good measure, he plays the song that put him on the map, 2016’s “Blind Man.” This is undoubtedly Xavier Omär’s best live performance on record. He’s on a clear path to greatness in R&B music.

“Like I Feel”
“Blind Man”
“So Much More”

Xavier Omär: vocals
Talyce Hays: vocals
Jay Wile: vocals
Alana Holmes: vocals
Billy Ray Blunt Jr.: guitar
Justin Crawford: keys
Korey Davison: bass
Josh Greene: drums
Kevin Davison: saxophone

Video: Screenville Films
Audio: David Gaumé, Alfredo De la Garza, Josef Rodriguez

Producer: Bobby Carter
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


11-3-2009 | Dream Fragment | Surfing Lesson+Dead Sharks+Michael Jordan+Old Man On A Ladder=?

Image Credit: Wikipedia
Image Credit: Wikipedia

Last night I remembered most of my last dream which was somewhat strange but detailed in some areas, the dream started with me outside near a small beach/lake.

The weather was gray and appeared to be somewhat cold and a man my age with a full surfing wet suit or body suit and a surf board was walking in front of me toward the water.

He told me to follow him, it appeared that he was about to teach me how to surf, to my surprise there were waves in the deeper end of the lake.

I was afraid to get into the water but I did anyway, but I stayed cautious and walked slowly, I must have had a wet suit or body suit on too.