Here’s more about Alexa:
* She’s a singer-songwriter who once thought she was destined for Broadway.
* Instead, she’s spent a year traveling the western U.S. in a van and released music that she describes as being influenced by country, bluegrass, Americana and Celtic folk.
* That music landed in the form of a self-titled EP — six songs strong — that Alexa released in 2020. You can check out the music video for the superb “The Well” below. “Magic Hours” from that EP is another must-hear track.
* On her website, Alexa says her love of music was fueled by her parents, who performed together in a wedding band, and her brothers, who played guitar.
* Alexa began taking vocal lessons at age 7, attended the Orange County School of the Arts in California, then studied musical theater at Elon University in North Carolina.
* Alexa says on that website that she thought she was Broadway bound and spent some time performing signature show numbers every night on Holland America’s World Cruise Line.
* But she’d been moved by the music of Nickel Creek and The Wailin’ Jennys and decided she’d rather convey her own story through music than tell the story of musical theater characters.
* She’s enjoyed some success doing just that, winning the songwriter showcase the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in 2019 and being invited back to perform on the festival’s main stage the following year.
* Alexa’s website says she’s settled in Lyons, Colorado. On Instagram, she says she specializes in “music for walking through an aspen grove.”
* She’s also already posted about her Voice experience, admitting that she wasn’t certain at first about participating in a televised singing show.
* “But opening myself up to this opportunity has changed me in such a profound way. And I am thankful with my whole heart that I said yes to the audition!”
* “Music is my medicine, and truth be told, I have at times felt content with singing to the trees in the forest with no one else around,” she adds in that heartfelt post. “But I know … the importance of sharing it. It is not only for me, but for others to feel and experience and change. Music is alchemy and magic. It is an honor and a privilege.”