Take Earthwork veterans Jen Sygit and Laura Bates and add eclectic Detroit songwriter Jo Serrapere (of Jo Serrapere and the Willie Duns, formerly of Uncle Earl) you get Stella!, a three-piece, all-women, American roots band. Stella! was first conceived of by Jo Serrapere after a conversation with American music critic and Creem Magazine co-founder Dave Marsh. A power-house chick band with classic country and blues roots, Stella! has been referred to as a singer-songwriter super group with three-part vocal harmonies and songwriter voices.
The Earthwork Music collective believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond.