Ken Stringfellow


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Ken Stringfellow (born October 30, 1968 in Hollywood, California) is an American musician, best known for his work with The Posies, R.E.M., and the re-formed Big Star, alongside fellow Posie Jon Auer. His association with R.E.M. extends to the mid-90s Seattle scene, where he first met guitarist Peter Buck. He also plays with Buck in Scott McCaughey's The Minus 5. Ken also spent time recording with Lagwagon in the late-1990's. The musician helped craft 1997's Double Plaidinum, adding a unique flare to the band's high-paced melodic brand of punk rock. Stringfellow is recognizable for his flamboyant hair color - often a dark red, though currently dark brown/black.
He has currently released three solo albums: This Sounds Like Goodbye (1997, on the Hidden Agenda label), Touched (2001, on Manifesto Records), and Soft Commands (2004, on Yep Roc Records). Touched was also released also by Pop Tones for Japan with a different cover (from Robyn Hitchcock's Airspace) and a bonus track (Pop Tones also released a third version of Touched, with the same cover but without the bonus track).