Local Spotlight: Hey Stella!

Rating: NNNNNWho: Bazil Donovan (left, upright bass), baby Gavin, Lori Yates (vocals, guitar), David Baxter (guitar) and (on Baxter's T-shirt).


Rating: NNNNN

Who: Bazil Donovan (left, upright bass), baby Gavin, Lori Yates (vocals, guitar), David Baxter (guitar) and (on Baxter’s T-shirt) Michelle Josef (drums).

WHERE: CD release party tonight (Thursday, December 20) at the Cameron House.

SOUND: Moody big-city country music.

key fast facts: Country singer Lori Yates formed Hey Stella! in 98 with long-time friends Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo), David Baxter and Michelle Josef. They became Thursday-night regulars at the now defunct Bar Code playing roots country and their own twanged-up revisions of their favourite David Bowie songs, as can be heard on their haunting self-titled debut disc.

IF YOURE INTO: Elvis Presley and Elvis Costello.

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