July 29, 2016 by BOB BOILEN • For Lucy Dacus, a 21-year-old with a warm and deep voice, singing comes as naturally as talking. As an adopted child in Richmond, Va., she was raised by a piano-playing mother; now, she writes songs that can be thoughtful, playful and powerful, with tremendous arrangements from guitarist Jacob Blizard.
Dacus and Blizard have been working together since Blizard asked her to be part of a college project he was working on; now, on the strength of her current album No Burden, they've just signed to Matador Records. So consider this Tiny Desk concert a taste of the talent we'll be celebrating for years to come.
"No Burden" is available now
"I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore"
"Green Eyes, Red Face"
Credits: Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker; Audio Engineers: Suraya Mohamed, Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Morgan McCloy, CJ Riculan; Editor: Claire Hannah Collins; PA: Marissa Lorusso; Photo: Claire Harbage/NPR.
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