Boots & Hearts 2015 Preview: Catching Up with The Stellas [Interview]

The Stellas Album Cover

via Facebook

The Stellas have been making music for years. In fact, they’ve been at it for 20 years now, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Originally from Whitby, Ontario (just east of Toronto) the married duo of Brad and MaryLynne are working on their second album and will be coming to Boots & Hearts in 2015 to put on a show for the crowd. It will be their 2nd time at the festival, and just like all of us, their first time at the new Burl’s Creek venue.

We were able to catch up with The Stellas by email to see what’s coming up for them, talk about Boots & Hearts, and get to know them a little better.

Here we go…

Q. You guys have been at this music thing for a while, and it’s working out pretty well for you. How cool is it to be playing big festival shows like Boots & Hearts when you got your start in small city Ontario?

The Stellas Lennon and Maisy

via Twitter

The Stellas: It’s one of our favourite places to play! We were so grateful to have had the opportunity to play the festival in 2013. Now we have the opportunity to play it a second time with the added magic of our children, which only makes it that much more amazing! Not to mention.. we met a long time hero of ours, Rita Coolidge, the last time we played Boots & Hearts. 🙂

Note: In case you didn’t know, because I forgot to mention it, Brad and MaryLynne are the proud parents of Lennon & Maisy, 2 super talented girls you may know from YouTube or ABC’s Nashville.

Q. Barrie isn’t as close to Whitby as Bowmanville would have been, but it’s closer than Nashville, how does it feel to be coming “home” to play to a big crowd this summer?

The Stellas: Having the opportunity to play in front of a big crowd is always exciting, but knowing that we’ll be looking at the faces of those we know and love, just makes it that much more amazing! It’s like a big family and friend reunion!

Q. And Boots & Hearts is going to be a family affair for you with the girls coming up to play as well. Is this going to be your summer working-vacation, or is there a real vacation planned for the family this summer?

The Stellas Boots and Hearts 2015

via Facebook

The Stellas: Playing music with the whole family is never work, but we will most definitely carve out some extra time while we’re there to spend it with family and friends. 🙂

Q. Now back to work questions, what other big things are coming up for you in 2015 that we should know about?

The Stellas: We are releasing our second album! It has been a longer process than anticipated as there’s been a lot going on, but we are so excited for everyone to hear what we have been working on!

Q. 1 last serious question before a couple fun ones to wrap things up. What can you tell us about the next album from The Stellas, because we’re really digging Gravy and want more 🙂

The Stellas: Thank you! This album is a collection of songs we feel really proud of. It’s always a challenge with the first album. Everyone is a little more conservative on the first go around. With this second album, we were able to put songs on there that we wrote and really loved. There is a wide range of songs.

The Stellas Boots and Hearts 2015 Profile

via BootsandHearts.com

Q. Dream Time: You’re putting together the tour of a lifetime and you get to bring 2 or 3 other acts out on the road with you – who are you playing with every night?

The Stellas: It would be quite the variety! Probably Marty Robbins, KISS, and if Michael Jackson were still alive…him too! 🙂

Q. If we could sneak a peek at your playlists right now, who would we find in your top 3 most played?

The Stellas: Marty Robbins, Lori McKenna, and Bread.

Q. In 50 words or less, tell the Boots & Hearts fans what they can expect when The Stellas take the stage this August!

The Stellas: Expect us to pour our hearts out, make you laugh, dance and feel the love & music!!

Big thank you to Brad and MaryLynne, The Stellas! We can’t wait to see them up on the Boots & Hearts with Lennon & Maisy stage this August. If you don’t have your tickets yet, get ’em here!

Find The Stellas online at these fine locations…
website: www.thestellasmusic.com
Facebook: The Stellas
Twitter: @TheStellas
YouTube: The Stellas

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Boots & Hearts 2015 Preview: Catching Up with The Stellas [Interview]

The Stellas Album Cover

via Facebook

The Stellas have been making music for years. In fact, they’ve been at it for 20 years now, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Originally from Whitby, Ontario (just east of Toronto) the married duo of Brad and MaryLynne are working on their second album and will be coming to Boots & Hearts in 2015 to put on a show for the crowd. It will be their 2nd time at the festival, and just like all of us, their first time at the new Burl’s Creek venue.

We were able to catch up with The Stellas by email to see what’s coming up for them, talk about Boots & Hearts, and get to know them a little better.

Here we go…

Q. You guys have been at this music thing for a while, and it’s working out pretty well for you. How cool is it to be playing big festival shows like Boots & Hearts when you got your start in small city Ontario?

The Stellas Lennon and Maisy

via Twitter

The Stellas: It’s one of our favourite places to play! We were so grateful to have had the opportunity to play the festival in 2013. Now we have the opportunity to play it a second time with the added magic of our children, which only makes it that much more amazing! Not to mention.. we met a long time hero of ours, Rita Coolidge, the last time we played Boots & Hearts. 🙂

Note: In case you didn’t know, because I forgot to mention it, Brad and MaryLynne are the proud parents of Lennon & Maisy, 2 super talented girls you may know from YouTube or ABC’s Nashville.

Q. Barrie isn’t as close to Whitby as Bowmanville would have been, but it’s closer than Nashville, how does it feel to be coming “home” to play to a big crowd this summer?

The Stellas: Having the opportunity to play in front of a big crowd is always exciting, but knowing that we’ll be looking at the faces of those we know and love, just makes it that much more amazing! It’s like a big family and friend reunion!

Q. And Boots & Hearts is going to be a family affair for you with the girls coming up to play as well. Is this going to be your summer working-vacation, or is there a real vacation planned for the family this summer?

The Stellas Boots and Hearts 2015

via Facebook

The Stellas: Playing music with the whole family is never work, but we will most definitely carve out some extra time while we’re there to spend it with family and friends. 🙂

Q. Now back to work questions, what other big things are coming up for you in 2015 that we should know about?

The Stellas: We are releasing our second album! It has been a longer process than anticipated as there’s been a lot going on, but we are so excited for everyone to hear what we have been working on!

Q. 1 last serious question before a couple fun ones to wrap things up. What can you tell us about the next album from The Stellas, because we’re really digging Gravy and want more 🙂

The Stellas: Thank you! This album is a collection of songs we feel really proud of. It’s always a challenge with the first album. Everyone is a little more conservative on the first go around. With this second album, we were able to put songs on there that we wrote and really loved. There is a wide range of songs.

The Stellas Boots and Hearts 2015 Profile

via BootsandHearts.com

Q. Dream Time: You’re putting together the tour of a lifetime and you get to bring 2 or 3 other acts out on the road with you – who are you playing with every night?

The Stellas: It would be quite the variety! Probably Marty Robbins, KISS, and if Michael Jackson were still alive…him too! 🙂

Q. If we could sneak a peek at your playlists right now, who would we find in your top 3 most played?

The Stellas: Marty Robbins, Lori McKenna, and Bread.

Q. In 50 words or less, tell the Boots & Hearts fans what they can expect when The Stellas take the stage this August!

The Stellas: Expect us to pour our hearts out, make you laugh, dance and feel the love & music!!

Big thank you to Brad and MaryLynne, The Stellas! We can’t wait to see them up on the Boots & Hearts with Lennon & Maisy stage this August. If you don’t have your tickets yet, get ’em here!

Find The Stellas online at these fine locations…
website: www.thestellasmusic.com
Facebook: The Stellas
Twitter: @TheStellas
YouTube: The Stellas

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