Moorea Masa (of Ruby Pines)


  • 8:30 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • 21 and over

About Wildish


Wildish was born out of the heart of Alexa Wildish in 2012. Alexa spent her childhood swinging in her backyard and singing to the canyons behind her home in Southern California. After twelve years of professional singing lessons and a unique and enriching education at an arts high school, Alexa went away to Elon University in North Carolina where she received a BFA in Musical Theater with a focus in classical music. Alexa's next few years were spent entertaining on a cruise ship and then, finally, settling in Portland, Oregon where she is allowing her own musical expression to take root. Wildish is an ever-progressing indie folk project that strives to tell stories of our common lives with truth and authenticity, in all life's pain and glory. Alexa is most influenced by the warm tones and elegant storytelling of Laura Marling, Brandi Carlile, and Joni Mitchell. She has most recently and frequently collaborated with Sean Vinson (upright bass) and Ben Wasson (percussion). In December 2012 they released their first EP called Invitation and a few months later released their single, "The Unknown." They are currently working on their next album scheduled to be released in 2014.



About Moorea Masa (of Ruby Pines)


"Consisting only of Michael Backus, Moorea Masa, and one lonely acoustic guitar, the Ruby Pines are a stripped-down sapling of a band-not to mention they've only been playing together for the better part of 2011. However, there is something hauntingly familiar and innate about the music this mostly local duo is making. Backus strums through blues riffs while Masa's thick and resounding voice stands intrepid at front and center, evoking Etta James, Mahalia Jackson, and other great vocalists who form our concepts of early R&B and gospel singing, and have been overthrowing our emotions for years. And with their scant collection of recordings-the Ruby Pines released a solid, self-titled EP in March-these live performances are to be cherished, with hopes that new material will be cropping up soon. " -- RAQUEL NASSER, Portland Mercury

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