First/Last-Ken Stringfellow

February 13, 2013

Ken Stringfellow Thunderbird Cafe
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Larryville

“Ken Stringfellow – musician, songwriter, producer, arranger – has been part of the indie landscape since the debut of his acclaimed band The Posies in 1988. Hailing from the musical hotbed of Seattle at the time when that music scene exploded into national prominence, The Posies went on to sign with Geffen Records and released brilliant, successful albums such as 1993’s legendary “Frosting on the Beater”. The band is still active today, having released their seventh album, “Blood/Candy” in 2010…an album heaped with critical praise in the UK press…The Word magazine devoted two pages to a review which called it “a finely calibrated….dazzling tapestry…just stupidly good”.

Check out Ken at his official Website, Facebook, and Twitter. He is stopping in Pittsburgh tonight on a rare U.S. solo tour in support of his latest album, “Danzig in the Moonlight” via Spark and Shine, with support from locals Will Simmons & The Upholsterers and Karl Hendricks. My thanks to Ken for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • ELO, “Discovery”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Oh boy…can’t remember. People keep giving me more records than I can manage to listen to.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Pick any of mine.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Let’s focus on the positives.
  • First concert attended?
  • Don McLean w/special guest Juice Newton, Ravinia Stage, 1978.
  • Last concert?
  • Rock en Seine, Paris 2012.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Buenos Aires 2001.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • I don’t think like that.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Had some great shows here. It’s so beautiful in summer, driving thru that mountain to get there.

Thanks, Ken. Word is that local gals Emily Rodgers and Megan Williams will be joining in on a few numbers tonight? Very cool.