KEN STRINGFELLOW

Published on June 24th, 2016

KEN STRINGFELLOW

Ken Stringfellow Credit: Claudia Rorarius

Ken Stringfellow Credit: Claudia Rorarius

Being a part of other bands has long been a career for singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist Ken Stringfellow. He’s currently on a European tour as part of Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg tour, playing the Joey Ramone role in The Ramones.

The Ramones are not the only legacy act Stringfellow has participated in. He also played bass in Big Star from 1993 – 2010 and spent nearly a decade working with REM as a supplemental musician on tours and recordings. But he’s probably best known as the co-founder of The Posies, college rock hit makers of “Dream All Day.”

KEN STRING AD800Most recently, the group released its eighth studio album, Solid States, and toured with a series of “Pop Up Shows” where the group played non-traditional venues, including people’s living rooms. Speaking via phone from a studio in Helsinki, Finland, Stringfellow says this tour allowed the band full control of ticket sales and never left them beholden to a schedule set by a traditional venue. “It was marvelous,” he says.

Despite his involvement in so many projects, Stringfellow has also released five solo albums over the course of his career. He recently gave Helsinki an impromptu solo show after The Ramones couldn’t make their flight to the city on time due to an airline strike. It is that solo show that he will bring to Florida in July. He says for the show, attendees can expect him trading off between piano and guitar, and some duets with Tierney Tough, who is touring with him. But don’t expect to see a fixed set list of previous shows.

“I never have a set list. I just start playing and whatever comes out, comes out … like, last night in Helsinki I played, maybe four Posies songs and probably 15 or more solo songs. I played a Graham Parsons song, a Beatles song, just whatever comes to mind, but kind of concentrated around my solo work because there’s no other place I get to play that music, and of course I love those records. I’m very proud of my work.”

PureHoney and Fade It To The Front  present Ken Stringfellow July 22 with Tierney Tough, John Ralston, Dan Bonebrake and Chris Horgan at Lion & Eagle PubLion & Eagle Pub. 2401 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, doors 7pm. Very intimate venue. Tickets are very limited. It’s highly suggested you purchase in advance. GET TICKETS! RSVP

~ Hans Morgenstern | The Independent Ethos (indieethos.com)

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