Alexis Mahler plays the cello, but in a way that is different, tender, and personal. Originally from Marquette, she was entrenched in the local music scene in many kinds of performances and ensembles. She eventually became interested in telling her story through her own music, and as a part of that discovery, she moved to Portland, Oregon and developed musical friendships there, too. Now, she's back in Marquette for a reunion with some of her home musician friends for a performance at The Crib. She's playing the cello, strumming and plucking strings, and utilizing her voice to let us in on her life's story so far on "Low Moon," her latest EP.
Alexis joined Kurt Hauswirth in studio during Classiclectic to talk about her music, her journey as a cellist, vocalist and songwriter, and how it feels to come back to Marquette: