Texas-based Abraham Alexander soars to new heights through his stirring sound.
Alexander has a jam packed schedule this fall, playing shows all over the country. PORTRAIT BY HOPE GRAY
Take one listen through Abraham Alexander’s (abrahamalexander.com) soulful collection of songs and it’s clear that the Athens, Greece-born musician is one to remember. His passion and fervor permeate throughout the breath he takes as he undeniably pours every emotion into each track. Alexander, who is currently living in Fort Worth, is on a fast trajectory toward greatness, and we can’t wait to be a part of the ride. We delve deeper into his world. Here, a few sound bites...
You have such a unique, heartfelt sound. How did you first discover this magical talent? My sound is my story, the pain, loss and love I have experienced all coming through the form of music. I believe it will continue to be a continuous journey. I was born in Athens, Greece, and lived there until I was 11 years old. The language barrier made me gravitate toward music because music is a universal language.
We are so thrilled to have you here in Texas. How did you find yourself in Fort Worth? I went to college at Texas Wesleyan and fell in love with the campus and the city. I’m so glad that I ended up there. I know without a doubt that I wouldn’t be the person I am if I hadn’t.
What is your key source of inspiration? The journey of life inspires me. Trying to find purpose in pain and love.
You recently launched a talk series called Find the Light. Can you share a bit more about what got this started or where the idea came from? What you see not only depends on what you’re looking at but also which perspective you’re looking from. So I wanted to start a short weekly series called Find the Light, where I engaged in conversation with creatives that have inspired me throughout my journey, in hopes to inspire others.
After the year we have had, have there been any causes or organizations you have leaned into helping? Are there any organizations (pre- or post-pandemic) that are near and dear to your heart? Yes! There are two organizations that I deeply care about. B Loved is an orphanage that two of my dear friends, David and Amie Simpson, started in Ethiopia. Also, Ability Connection. Founded in 1953, Ability Connection is a nonprofit organization that serves over 700 Texans with all types of intellectual or other developmental disabilities.
Can you share what you might be working on right now—any teasers? I’m currently working on my second project, which I am so excited about. Also, I just finished a collaborative project with other creatives called Truth to Power.
What are you most excited about the future ahead? I see you have a few shows on the near horizon. Can you tell us what we might be able to expect? I’m excited to just be in front of people again. I miss my music family and friends! Not that I took playing shows for granted, but the last year truly revealed what a gift it was.