November 14, 2015 · 8pm/$10
Stella is celebrating the release of the group’s third CD, Human Thing, with a performance followed by a rock&roll show featuring our friends The Kinksmen. Along with a cappella songs, Stella will be joined at this show by an occasional instrument (and sometimes 3). An evening with Stella is one musical surprise after another, traveling from the mining towns of northern England to Mississippi cotton fields, from 1920’s New Orleans jazz clubs to Texas honky tonk, and from steamy nights in the Georgia Sea Islands to modern day rock and roll, a cappella style. Stella formed in 2000 out of friendship and love for song and has performed widely at music festivals, concert halls house concerts and fundraisers, and is part of the “house band” of the Murphey School Radio Show. Of Stella’s last CD, Different Skies, Jack Bernhardt of the N&O wrote: “The group’s inventive arrangements range from spare to lavishly ornamented, as background voices dip, soar and swirl in gorgeous harmonies that accent and fulfill each lead singer’s storyline.”
Robert Sledge (guitar and bass)
Rick Keena (guitar)
Michael Booze (banjo)
The KinKsmen are a Kinks tribute band (early to mid-60s era) with members from the Durham-Chapel Hill area.