Watch Dessa Deconstructed

Watch Dessa break down her new album word-by-word and beat-by-beat in front of a live audience at Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum.

If you weren't one of our lucky on-air or online ticket winners, you can still enjoy the show! Watch the Dessa Deconstructed stream to see her discuss Parts of Speech, the songwriting process, and how the songs came together.

If you have schedule conflicts with the event, never fear! We'll be airing parts of Dessa Deconstructed July 14 on the Local Show.

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  • Dessa and Local Current host David Campbell
    Dessa and The Local Show host David Campbell discussing her new record Parts of Speech. (MPR / Nate Ryan)