Dessa 6.6.19

photo by Julia Reihs

As a rapper and singer, Dessa has performed at festivals around the world, composed music for choirs, and contributed to the smash hit The Hamilton Mixtape. Dessa’s newest album, Chime, landed in heavy rotation here at KUTX and continues her growth as a thoughtful songwriter and powerful vocalist. In addition to being an exceptional performer, Dessa is also an accomplished writer and poet published by The New York Times magazine, Minnesota Public Radio, and now her own hardcover, My Own Devices.  Dessa brought a full band to Studio 1A to play a few songs for KUTX members before her gig at 3Ten Austin. Scroll down to get the session and follow her tour with the links below!


Dessa in Studio 1A

Full Session w/ Interview

Host: Laurie Gallardo
Audio Engineer: Jake Perlman
Producer: Deidre Gott
Cameras: Julia Reihs, Richie Loria, Michael Minasi, Luis Perales

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