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Abra Moore

By January 1996Comments

Abra Moore likes herself, a revelation that comes as she grooves to the music piping through an Austin cafe. It sounds good to her—the singer knowing and ethereal, the sound a jazzy, ruminative folk-pop with a fragile ache. But wait: It’s the sound of her own recent solo debut, Sing (Bohemia Beat). The coincidence is too cosmic to be embarrassing. “It’s a trip that I don’t recognize myself,” says the 27-year-old singer-songwriter, but more and more people do, now that she has had national airplay and has been featured on the cover of broadcasts vol. 3, local radio station KGSR’s annual compilation. Raised in Hawaii, Moore came to Texas in the mid-eighties as a member of Poi Dog Pondering. Several years, cities, and musical endeavors later, she’s found her place, both artistically and geographically. “A part of my soul is Hawaiian, but Austin is my home,&lrquo; she says. “It still feels quaint and safe. It’s easy living, for an artist.&lrquo;

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