Hanging on the Telephone Podcast

A conversation with Ken Stringfellow of The Posies, R.E.M. & Big Star (ep. 11 )

January 31, 2021 Rich Tupica Season 1 Episode 11
Hanging on the Telephone Podcast
A conversation with Ken Stringfellow of The Posies, R.E.M. & Big Star (ep. 11 )
Show Notes

On this episode, host Rich Tupica chats with Ken Stringfellow, co-founder of one of the most critically acclaimed power-pop bands of the '90s-2000s, the Posies. Alongside his bandmate Jon Auer, the pair have released a stack of brilliant albums together, some of which were recently re-issued by Omnivore Recordings. Beyond that, he's also spent time playing with R.E.M., Big Star, and dozens of other outfits. Here, (from his home in France) Stringfellow talks about his life as a touring musician, the upcoming Posies record, and what it was like gigging with the likes of Peter Buck and Alex Chilton. Listen on to hear some amazing memories that span the globe, including that one time he jammed with Neil Young. 
(Photo by White Light Photography)