July 25

Pedlar Funeral Homes Presents

Hey Stella

Alternative country "supergroup" Hey Stella formed in 1998, and quickly gained a reputation as one of the premiere "live" acts in the country. Thousands of patrons caught Hey Stella – Lori Yates, David Baxter, Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo) & Michelle Josef (Prairie Oyster) in the cavernous back room of Ted's Wrecking Yard and Ted's Collision during their five year weekly residency. The band's irreverent and charming approach to traditional country tunes and their originals included: humour, pathos, stellar musicianship. The night often ended with Lori standing on a table belting out Leonard Cohen's "So Long Marianne" while everyone in the bar sang along with her, making them a crowd favourite.

While the band never broke up, they did take time off while priorities shifted: babies were born, solo records made, careers were advanced. But in 2017 a call came for another weekly residency, this time at the venerable Cameron House, and they jumped at the chance! From the opening note, it's clear the Hey Stella vibe was still there, and in fact may have aged like a fine wine!





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