836 N. Russell St. Portland, OR, 97227
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon
21 and over
8 pm21 and over
A product of the grassroots music movement of Southern Oregon, Medford artist Arran Fagan has spent the greater part of his life pursuing music, working his way into the northwest folk scene by playing countless coffee shops and house shows for college classmates and eventually opening for northwest favorites like Leif Vollebekk, HorseFeathers, Kris Orlowski, and Jeffrey Martin. In 2015, Fagan recruited fellow University of Portland students Jack Pfeffer and Jonathan Wiley, and the three worked to perfect a sparse, melodic sound influenced by their individual backgrounds. Fueled by introspective lyrics and nostalgic melodies provided by the intimate combination of viola, bass and acoustic guitar, his music explores themes of loss, growth and the passage of time with fresh eyes. Fagan’s third album Weight of Time was released in January 2018 and was followed by countless west coast tours. The Warmth / Death EP was released in early 2019.
Alexis Mahler grew up in Marquette, Mich. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance and Music Education from Lawrence Conservatory of Music where she studied under Dr. Samantha George. In college, she began studying the cello and found opportunities to perform on both instruments throughout her undergraduate work. After graduation, Alexis became the director of the Upper Peninsula Youth Orchestra at Northern Michigan University and founded the local pop orchestra Eclettico before leaving the shore of Lake Superior in 2015 and venturing west.
She currently teaches private violin and cello lessons at the Community Music Center in Southeast Portland and is a teaching artist with the Bravo Youth Orchestras in North Portland. While she loves playing classical chamber music and symphonies, she also enjoys performing in more alternative settings and ensembles, and is currently experimenting with writing her own songs, some of which appear on her first solo EP, Low Moon. As a cellist, she enjoys collaborating with fellow songwriters in Oregon, California, and back home in Michigan. Alexis has always loved teaching music, and she truly believes in the power and importance of making music accessible to people of every age, experience, and style. In the rare moments Alexis is not creating, absorbing, or discussing something musical, you might find her spending time in nature or exploring the beautiful city of Portland.
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