Ben Kieffer will chat with Dessa to find out more about her new album, and she will also perform a live 50-minute set. This program is free and open to the public!
Dessa, born and raised in Minneapolis after her parents met at a Duluth music store, was valedictorian of her high school, eventually skipping a year of college and graduating with honors before she could legally drink. Armed with a philosophy degree, the intrepid Midwesterner spent her nights as a waitress and days writing reference manuals used by doctors in the implantation of pacemakers.
Taking from her experiences and family values of language and verbal communication, Dessa forged her music career. Now, with her new full-length album Parts of Speech, released by Doomtree Records, Dessa is showing that she has already proved her mettle in the fields of creative non-fiction, spoken-word and hip-hop. The Doomtree veteran and inveterate wordsmith wanted to prove that a cohesive record can be composed of something more than twelve tracks that sound similar.
This program will air on IPR's Studio One Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. Stay tuned to Java Blend!