Listen To Dehd Perform 4 Songs Live : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN DEHD's Emily Kempf started out as a very shy kid – but now, she loves the rush of performing live. Hear a live performance in this session.
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Dehd On World Cafe

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Chicago Rock Trio Dehd Will Leave You Feeling Alive

Chicago Rock Trio Dehd Will Leave You Feeling Alive

Dehd On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Flood" (Recorded live for World Cafe)
  • "Loner" (Recorded live for World Cafe)
  • "Month" (Recorded live for World Cafe)
  • "Flying" (Recorded live for World Cafe)

Have you ever been crying really hard as someone tries to comfort you? They'll be patting your back and saying something like "It's OK, it's OK, just get it out of your system"? That's what Emily Kempf, singer of Chicago trio Dehd can sound like when she sings. Like she's getting some real, raw, pure emotion out of her system. She started out as a very shy kid, but now she loves the rush of performing live.

In this session, Emily shares how she got to that point, and you'll hear how her voice is perfectly balanced by her bandmates — co-vocalist and guitarist Jason Balla and drummer Eric McGrady — in a live performance the band recorded exclusively for World Cafe.

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