Join us on the terrace for complimentary live music from 1:00PM – 5:00PM by Alexa Wiley & the Wilderness.
“Wild metaphorical music that rocks” has been used to describe the sound of Alexa Wiley & the Wilderness, a Portland-based band with an abundance of long-time local musical roots. Their 2018 album Planted borrows from an array of genres and musical expressions. Continuing down the same path as their debut collaboration from 2015, the songs display varying styles tied together with themes of the search for meaning in our hurried, modern world.
Alexa Wiley is the songwriter that curates the band’s unique collaborative blend of meaningful lyrics integrated with Bret Malmquist’s lead guitar work, Steve Dearborn’s multi-instrumental arrangements, Dale Turnbull’s bass accents and Sean Oldham’s adept drumming. The band’s creations are a mix of poetry, jazz, world beat, country, rock, and folk accented by evocative vocal harmonies.
Alexa loves metaphor and has purposefully searched out that which is unpredictable and wild about herself. And it does mean taking a chance of getting lost in the wilderness of oneself. It’s an art. Alexa suggests we take a chance taking that trip into the wild and unknown.
Alexa Wiley has opened for and played with an outrageous range of fellow musicians, from legendary American folk icon Michael Hurley to brilliant Oregon artists such as Richmond Fontaine, fisher poet David Densmore, and local Portland working musicians such as Lincoln Crockett, Freddy Trujillo, Kris Deelane & Dan Haley.