Since finishing school at Lehigh University, the Alaskan / Ghanaian / Ohioan and former college running back has made quite a splash on the East Coast’s music scene. Based out of Philadelphia, Kwesi K brings a witty, new, soulful sound to the scene.
Fresh off the release of “Pronouns,” 2013 found Kwesi K touring the Midwest and Northeast extensively, sharing the stage with the likes of Rosanne Cash, Antje Duvekot, Ellis Paul and Judith Hill (The Voice), and hitting the college circuit. As indie blogger Selfblown recently noted, “There’s something truly unique about his delivery and writing which harks back to his African descent, the drums, the wind instruments, the slightly gospel style backing vocals, it’s all seriously good.”
Kwesi K’s latest EP, Lovely, followed the singer’s 2013 successes into the spotlight with an international release on Inpartmaint/Agate, and local acclaims by music outlets such as JUMP Magazine and WXPN’s John Vetesse. The year ahead is full of touring, with main stage stops at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and World Cafe Live along the way