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Must See Show: The Maldives and Ken Stringfellow

Seattle favorite, The Maldives, are having a big year playing seemingly non-stop in support of their latest release, Muscle for the Wing. You can call it country-rock or maybe alt-country or just plain 'ol rock and roll but no matter what it is to you, just know that at the heart of it, it's top-notch music.

Ken Stringfellow who has been a member of just about every rock band ever invented (at least that's what it feels like having been with The Posies, REM, Big Star, Sky Cries Mary, etc...) is touring around with The Maldives and there's no doubt that the two shows this weekend should not be missed. I found out about Ken Stringfellow probably three months ago when I was given his latest solo release, Danzig in the Moonlight. Not only is the title awesome but from front to back this album is one for the history books. The range of music within this one record, moving from whiskey soaked country ('Doesn't it Remind You of Something' feat. Charity Rose Thielen of Seattle's The Head and The Heart) to Al Green type soul ('Pray') is absolutely mind-blowing. Stringfellow certainly has learned a lot over his years making, producing, writing and performing music all around the world.

The Maldives - 'Blood on the Highway'

Ken Stringfellow - 'Superwise'

Spark & Shine showcase with THE MALDIVES, KEN STRINGFELLOW, STAR ANNA Charge: $15adv/$17dos Time: 9:30pm

About the Author

Sean DeTore is the Associate Producer of KIRO Radio's The Ron and Don Show (weekdays 3-7). He's been with the guys for over 7 years.


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