Photo by Rob Bondurant
Katy DuBois and Alaina Stacey, the talented singers and songwriters who comprise the Indie/Americana duo Maybe April, find themselves sitting on the launch pad about to blast off. With strong advance press from major players like Rolling Stone Country and Billboard, their upcoming debut album, “The Other Side” is ready to put their musical journey into full swing. Their fun and clever video for “Truth Is” is now out and the lead single “Need You Now” is also available to give you a taste of their lovely harmonizing.
The two young ladies first met in 2012 at a Nashville music industry camp here in Nashville which quickly led to the formation of Maybe April. Writing and playing together since then, things started to blossom in 2018 when CMT named them one of 2018’s “Rising Acts,”
Thanks Katy and Alaina for spending some time with our usual questions. Maybe April’s album release show is this Thursday, August 8, upstairs at one of my favorite music rooms, the High Watt in the Cannery Building. The new record follows on Friday, August 9.
Where are you from originally, when did you move to Nashville and why?
Katy is from Arkansas. She moved to Nashville in 2012 to go to school at MTSU and pursue a career in music. Alaina is from Chicago, and she moved to Nashville in 2013 to pursue a career in music as well.
What are the first and the last records you bought, and where did you buy them? Were they CD, vinyl or digital?
Alaina’s first CD was No Strings Attached from NSYNC. It was a hand-me-down from her older brother. The most recent album Alaina bought was the digital Dying Star from Ruston Kelly. Katy’s first CD was Britney Spears’ …Baby One More Time. She doesn’t remember where she got it. The most recent album Katy bought was the digital The Mountain from Dierks Bentley.
First and last live concerts that you’ve seen?
Alaina’s first concert was Ben Folds at Summerfest in Milwaukee. The last live show she went to was her friend Elisabeth Beckwitt’s show at Back Corner in Nashville. Katy’s first concert was Shania Twain in Little Rock when she was three years old. Her most recent show was her husband, Zach DuBois, in Michigan.
Whose star should be added to the Music City Walk of Fame?
Maybe April of course! Just kidding. We think Kacey Musgraves should be added.
Where do you go in Nashville for coffee and pizza?
Five Points Pizza of course! Every time. For coffee, we love Portland Brew (oat milk forever!)
What’s your favorite record to ever come out of Nashville?
This is a hard one!! So many great albums have come out of Nashville through the years across genres, but recently we can’t stop listening to Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour. It’s an amazing album that embodies what we love in country music and just music in general.
Where’s the best place to eat late night after a show?
The Bluebird calls and asks you to host an “In the Round.” Pick three local songwriters to join you.
Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby, and Ruston Kelly
What are your favorite music venues to play in town?
We love The Listening Room, City Winery, 3rd and Lindsley, and the High Watt.
Name a musician who you’d like to see move here?
Billie Eilish & her incredibly talented brother!
Finally, what’s in your musical future?
We are so excited to release our debut full length album on August 9th! After that, we will be touring around sharing our new album with anyone and everyone who will listen.