Awna Teixeira is an unusual name, but it's a familiar one to Central Oregon folk fans. Or it should be when they learn that Teixeira is one of talented songwriters and magnetic personalities that makes the Canadian roots band Po'Girl such a terrific thing to watch.
Teixeira joined Po'Girl in 2004, and together the group toured all over — including a couple shows in Sisters — and released albums and became a big deal in its world. But last year, Teixeira decided to take a break from band life and make her debut solo album “Where the Darkness Goes," which came out earlier this year.
Thank goodness for her independent streak. “Where the Darkness Goes" is a terrific collection of heartbroken, world-weary folk songs, delivered via a variety of instruments and Teixeira's European upbringing. To put it plainly, she has a beautiful voice and a knack for melodies that will knock around your head for a good long while.
Catch up with her at www .hazytales.me.
Awna Teixeira; 9:30 p.m. Thursday; $5; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.silvermoonbrewing.com.