Dessa came to Madison Saturday night at the High Noon Saloon and for those who were in attendance to this sold out show, got their money's worth from this performance.
Taj Raj opened to the packed house and got the crowd loosened up for Dessa to rock the mic.
This was my first encounter of Dessa live, knowing of her from Doomtree - the Minneapolis rap crew / label that is a familiar name in the Midwest hiphop scene. This growing collective has proven to show its passion and heart in their music and performance. During the performance Dessa took a break off the stage to "refill her whisky" at the bar, while her side companion played a song of her own under the name - A. Wolf & her Claws. Taken to the one song complelled me to pick up her CD after the show, which I look forward to playing.
Dessa at times looks as if she is channeling her energy directly into the crowd, ranging in emotions from track to track going into the crowd to perform on two separate occasions. Proving her shear confidence and conviction in her words and music. As a long time lover of live music, Dessa is one not to miss.