Live Video: Dessa

photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

Part of Minneapolis’ Doomtree collective, Dessa, the 7-member group’s only female emcee, may also be their most well rounded. A degree in philosophy, a background in writing, particularly in creative non-fiction and spoken-word, and enough business acumen to run day-to-days of the label itself all lend strength to Dessa’s presence on record and onstage. On her latest solo album, Parts of Speech, the artist also known as Margret Wander, really opens her pipes and herself by relying more on vocal melodies than the street smart spoken word lyrics on her previous album. But unchanged is the unflinching view of her own emotional life as well as those of others. Recently, Dessa returned to the studio, not as the solo performer, as she first did, nor with the other talented Doomtree crew, who she toured with last year, but now with her own supporting group. Watch the videos of her set here:

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