A Conversation With Ken Stringfellow (The Posies/REM/Big Star)

In this episode we had the pleasure to sit down with prolific producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Ken Stringfellow.

With over 30 years of experience, on over 250 albums and some 9 million record sold, Ken has had a pretty incredible career.

He got his start as co-founder of the popular indie band the Posies. He has worked in studio and on stage with R.E.M., Neil Young, Big Star, Mercury Rev, Snow Patrol, Patti Smith, Game Theory, Damien Jurado, the Afghan Whigs, Nada Surf, Carice Van Houten, Robyn Hitchcock, John Paul Jones, Ringo Starr, and Thom Yorke to name but a few…

On AirGigs it’s no surprise that clients are raving about Ken services from vocals to keys, to mixing, guitar, bass and much more.

We had an awesome chat spanning the different phases of his career.

From meeting his partner in The Posies Jon Auer in middle school. recording their first album as a demo to attract other musicians, but soon after the band blowing up and getting widespread recognition.

We discussed:

– How he got into production
– How he connected with REM and what he learned from 10 years of working with them
– How he approaches and thinks about songwriting
– How he shifts between his many roles from vocalist to engineer to songwriter to producer

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