Moorea Masa has been performing professionally since the age of 15. She attended the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and studied with flamenco musicians while living in cave dwellings in Granada,Spain. Influenced by soulful folk music across generations and geography including Etta James, Feist, and Iron and Wine. In her former project, The Ruby Pines, she performed at venues like The Blue Note in NYC and The Wonder Ballroom in Portland,OR.
Currently, she sings with Ural Thomas and The Pain(voted Willamette Week’s Best New Artist of 2014), a throwback soul band fronted by a former collaborator of James Brown and Otis Redding. Moorea is completing work on her debut solo EP, due to be released later this year.
Jon Neufeld is an American musician. He plays with the bands Black Prairie, Jackstraw, Kung Pao Chickens and, until recently, Dolorean. He also plays with singer- songwriters Martha Scanlan, and Garrett Brennan.
Neufeld is best known for his versatile guitar playing. As Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine wrote, “Jon Neufeld is one of those guitar players that defies any type of categorization or description of style because he can do it all.” Hence his range from bluegrass to gypsy jazz, folk to rock.
Jon Neufeld was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois and has lived in Portland, Oregon since 1997.
Annalisa Tornfelt grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and drove down to Portland, OR just after she turned eighteen. As the oldest of five, some of her fondest memories were playing music with her siblings, falling asleep to Mom and Dad's string quartet rehearsals and playing violin with her family in Handel's Messiah. After attending the Anchorage Folk Music Camp when she was twelve, Annalisa discovered the joy of songwriting. To this date, Annalisa has made solo albums, toured with a bluegrass band for ten years, hosted many fiddle camps for kids, teaches private violin lessons and also plays in the Portland based band, Black Prairie. She is releasing her new solo album March 10th, 2015. "Annalisa's songwriting is clear and to the point and her singing in tip top."- Jenny Conlee- Drizos