About alaina

Alaina Stacey has been making up songs since she was three, wrote her first “real song” at 13, and hasn’t stopped since. She started her career singing background vocals with the country band, Janesville, sharing the stage with Trace Adkins, Sara Evans and LeAnn Rimes. In 2010, she placed third in the Teen category in the International Songwriting Contest, and has composed songs for theatre, writing the music for lyrics written by the House Theatre’s Jeff Nominated playwright, Shawn Pfautsch. The play was performed at Whitney Young High School in Chicago which she attended for four years. Born and raised in Chicago, she has performed locally solo and with other artists at music festivals and venues including Schuba’s (with the Blisters), Martyrs' (with Sima Cunningham) and Uncommon Ground. She debuted her first solo song at the Bluebird Café, in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009 and has since moved to Nashville to pursue her music career, where she formed a trio called Maybe April, along with Katy Bishop and Kristen Castro.

The 16 year old sounds like the long-lost little sister of Emmylou Harris. Her high lonesome “woos,” backed by a softly scrubbed acoustic guitar and spare percussion, convey a whirlwind full of autumn shivers.
— Christian Century Magazine, July 2011


Alaina is currently appearing with her trio, Maybe April