Kwesi K (Kway-see Kay) is of Ghanian descent, but was born in Alaska and raised in Ohio. His weapons of choice are an acoustic guitar and a soulful mind. His influence took root with early exposure to his brother’s music collection, which was filled with folk, hip-hop and rock. But high school was spent training for track, football, basketball and lacrosse. Kwesi received a football scholarship to Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, though his athletic fervor was soon eclipsed by a love for the fine arts. He studied abroad in Barcelona, where he finally realized he wanted to become a songwriter.
His new life goal has recently come to fruition as he released his first EP Ran Away From Me back in March 2012. Since then, he has been touring America extensively from coffee shops to large venues in hopes that his soul-centric and heartfelt music will catch on. His latest single, "By My Side", was dropped not too long ago. Fans of easy-listening acoustic music, of the Ben Harper or Jack Johnson variety, will instantly fall in love with Kwesi's style. He does what they do but with a little more soul.
By Phillip Yung, Earmilk