ACL Fest Pop Up Session: Genesis Owusu

Patricia Lim/ KUTX

Last time through Austin, Ghanian-Aussie tour de force Genesis Owusu played with only a trio of dancers. Yet he brought along a backup band for his riveting performances at ACL Fest. Whatever the backing, Owusu’s intensity and language command your attention. Backstage at ACL, he plays “A Song About Fishing”, which is clearly about much more: “To dwell in these waters is a foolish way/To believe one night, that I’ll win the day.”


Genesis Owusu – vocals; Justus West – Guitar; Mxxwll – Keys; Sol Was – Bass

Audio: Rene Chavez; Cameras: Stone Clemons, Alyssa Olvera, Gabriel C. Pérez; Edit: Gabriel C. Pérez; Producer: Deidre Gott

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