Abra Moore

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


8 June 1969, San Diego, California, USA. Folk-pop artist Moore has established herself as a striking new voice in the alternative singer-songwriter field, alongside acclaimed artists such as Liz Phair and Ani DiFranco. Raised in Hawaii by a musical family, Moore lost her jazz-loving mother at the age of four, a loss she would later articulate to striking effect on the title track of her debut album. She went on to study piano in New York as a teenager, before moving back to Hawaii to attend university. While there she formed the band Poi Dog Pondering with fellow college students, and set off on a haphazard tour where, according to Moore, ‘we’d set up on campuses all over the country, and would start trying to create a scene that would bring people together.’ With an ever-changing roster of musicians Poi Dog Pondering went on to release two albums on Columbia Records, but Moore had already decide to pursue a career as a solo artist (although she...

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