One of Rock’s more enduring friendships — long-lasting as well as often long-distance — began in the early 1980s, when 12-year-old Jon Auer met 13-year-old Ken Stringfellow at a music store in Bellingham, Wash.
That friendship is still going strong — their celebrated Pop/Rock band The Posies comes to Southgate House Sunday in support of new album Blood/Candy, co-headlining a bill with Brendan Benson. In fact, Auer and Stringfellow will also serve as one-half of Benson’s band, providing guitar, keyboards and backing vocals. The Posies, a strongly melodic Rock band whose songs feature imagistic, thought-provoking lyrics, is built around the shared singing/songwriting/playing contributions of Auer and Stringfellow. It also now includes drummer Darius Minwalla and bassist Matt Harris.
Auer met Stringfellow in his final year of middle school, he says on the phone from Seattle, where he is celebrating his daughter’s 16th birthday before going to Nashville to prepare for the American tour’s start, just gotten back from the European tour’s last gig in Finland.
The Posies play the Southgate House Sunday with Brendan Benson and Aqueduct. Go here to read Steven Rosen's full interview and to get ticket/venue details.