violin . cello
Alexis Mahler explores her softness through the dark and earthy colors of the cello, a somber strum comforted by delicate lyrics and playful melodies. Her debut EP, Low Moon, innocently reaches for the most tender and heartful listener, while following intricate, moving layers of cello, violin, and distant vocal harmonies that seem to fall exactly where they should.
Classically trained and Michigan-made, Mahler has found life in Portland to be fully grounding and inspiring. She has accompanied local artists Shook Twins, Kendall Core, Lili St. Anne, and Rare Diagram, and regularly collaborates with L.A. based songwriter Matt Costa, who also recorded and produced Low Moon. Mahler recently spent three weeks on tour opening for Katie Toupin (formerly of Houndmouth) in a string of living room shows. Mahler is also a music instructor in Portland, and has been able to humbly venture into songwriting and performing with much encouragement from her kind community.