Stress Dolls

Chelsea O’Donnell Vocals, Guitar

Years Active 7 (3 of those as Wolf)

Latest Release Latest single: “Nashville” (off an upcoming album, release date TBD)

Currently Reading I recently finished “More Than Anger” by Lexi Bruce, an author from Buffalo.

All Time Favorite Album Continuing with the local theme, I’ll go with my all-time favorite album by a Buffalo band: “In What Way” by Failures’ Union. It’s an album that I always find myself returning to during the late winter/early spring.

What do you think is the biggest lesson we can all take away from this experience?

Do our best to live in the moment, appreciate what we have, and recognize that everything can radically change at a moment’s notice.

Are you working on anything new / specific at the moment?

I have an upcoming release in the works that seems to be turning into an album. I’m looking forward to putting it out as I’ve had the chance to collaborate with a lot of friends in the local music community. It will also be my first release that isn’t a single or an EP!

What would you consider your best local show experience?

I saw Muddle play a couple of months ago and they blew me away. Also every time I see Carmen & Lizzy is a treat– their voices blend so well and their songwriting is amazing.

Any Buffalo Artists you admire that you’ve never met?

I think that Siddo. (Sidney Flanigan) is awesome, and we’ve chatted online and even set up a show together that was supposed to happen in April, but I’m pretty positive we’ve never actually met in-person. Some day!

Anyone you’ve collaborated with recently?

Over the last couple of years I’ve gotten the chance to collaborate with several friends on recordings and live performances, including Charles Dusel (Lonestar Sailing), Jay Milton (The Demos), and Sally Schaefer (Over & Out). There are a few others who have helped me on songs for the upcoming album and I’m super excited with what we’ve made, but that info will be revealed in time. 😉

What are the ingredients to a thriving music/art scene?

I think the most important ingredient is support and I feel really fortunate to have a community of supportive artists in Buffalo. I think it’s what makes our scene strong and enjoyable to be part of.


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