Stereo Chickens

Stereo Chickens puts me in mind of Stevie Nicks’ ‘Leather and Lace’. Ken’s voice is like that favorite old leather jacket; scuffed and road worn, familiar and comfortable, with stories to tell. Cynthia is lace … at one moment delicate, and the next strong and flexible … her voice a weaving of versatile textures.” -Claire Ratliff, Laughing Penguin Publicity & Consulting

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STEREO CHICKENS
‘Songs From The Fire’ debut album was released July 13, 2018, with producer Gary Lux (Sting, Norah Jones, Rob Thomas, Hootie & The Blowfish, Keith Urban). The EP landed at #25 on iTunes Country Chart in its Pre-Order release, staying there for three weeks.

Stereo Chickens are California’s premier Americana group seamlessly blending Country, Bluegrass, Folk, and Gospel (and sometimes Classic Rock and R&B) into their own unique and distinct sound.

Stereo Chickens are:

Cynthia Ford: Vocals/Percussion

Ken McMeans: Vocals/Guitar

John Nowel: Violin/BG Vocals

Gary Lux: Bass/Virtual Drums

Josh Sklair: Elec Guitar

Social Media:

-13,000 Facebook followers 

-More than one million Facebook video views

-‘Songs From The Fire’ debuted at #25 on iTunes Featured Country Chart 

-Filmed episode of Hulu series ‘Songs In The Spotlight’

-Radio spins on WSM

KEN MCMEANS

Ken is the founding member of Stereo Chickens, playing guitar and singing. Ken is known throughout the country music industry as an agent and/or manager to many major artists, having represented acts like Jo Dee Messina, Bryan White, Lila McCann, Meghan Linsey and Juice Newton. As an artist and writer, his songs have been heard on TV shows like ABC’s ‘General Hospital’. As a songwriter, he has been nominated for numerous industry awards and had his songs picked up by artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Kim Carnes, Joe Cocker, and John Waite.

CYNTHIA FORD

Cynthia Ford joined Stereo Chickens in the spring of 2017. In addition to her talents as a vocalist, she also plays numerous instruments and  initially brought congas into the group, before switching to the ‘portable’ Cajon. She has spent a lifetime playing music as well as acting in the theater. She sings across the musical spectrum-from R & B to hard rock to country.

ON THE ROAD WITH THE CHICKENS
Stereo Chickens have opened for and/or shared the stage with many of Country and Americana’s top artists and writers including Love & Theft, Bryan White, Lila McCann, Billy Gilman, Michael Peterson, Scotty Emerick, Blue County, Dean Sams (Lonestar), Sarah Darling, Travis Meadows, Bob Livingston (Lost Gonzo Band), Meghan Linsey (Steel Magnolia), Jesse Keith Whitley, Keith Anderson, Jamie O’Neal, Katie Armiger, Hannah Blaylock (Edens Edge), and Scott Reeves (‘Nashville’).

Stereo Chickens are frequent performers at wineries, acoustic venues and state and county fairs and festivals across the country.

UPCOMING 2019 DATES:

March 28 @ Arcadia City Banquet

Arcadia, CA

Full band

July 27 @ TBD

Georgia

Ken & Cynthia

July 28 @ Firefly Concerts

Blue Ridge, GA

Ken & Cynthia

Sept 6 @ Las Vegas Harvest Festival

Las Vegas, NV

Full band

Sept 7 @ Las Vegas Harvest

Las Vegas, NV

Full band

Sept 8 @ Las Vegas Harvest

Las Vegas, NV

Full band

Sept 13 @ Mendocino County Fair

Boonville, CA

Acoustic trio

Sept 14 @ Mendocino County Fair

Boonville, CA

Acoustic trio

Sept 15 @ Mendocino County Fair

Boonville, CA

Acoustic trio

Sept 26 @ Craig’s House Concert

Morro Bay, CA

Full band

Sept 28 @ Branch St Deli

Arroyo Grande, CA

Full band

Sept 27 @ Morro Bay Wine Seller

Morro Bay, CA

Full band

Sept 29 @ Eberle Winery ‘On The Deck’

Paso Robles, CA

Acoustic band

Sept 30 @ Featured Artist @ Songwriters At Play

MBWS

Acoustic band

Oct 3 @ San Benito County Fair

Hollister, CA

Acoustic band

Oct 4 @ San Benito County Fair

Hollister, CA

Acoustic band

Oct 5 @ San Benito County Fair

Hollister, CA

Acoustic band

Oct 6 @ San Benito County Fair

Hollister, CA

Acoustic band

PAST DATES (2018):

July 5 @ Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA

July 6 @ Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA

July 7 @ Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA

July 8 @ Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA

July 13 ‘Songs From The Fire’ Release ITunes/Google Play/iDitty

July 18 @ B.B. King’s Club, Nashville, TN (EP Release Party with Lila McCann)

July 19 Nashville TBA

July 21 House Concert, Fayetteville, GA

Aug 2 @ Santa Clara Co Fair, San Jose, CA

Aug 3 @ Santa Clara Co Fair, San Jose, CA

Aug 4 @ Santa Clara Co Fair, San Jose, CA

Aug 5 @ Santa Clara Co Fair, San Jose, CA

Aug 10 EP Release Party, Morro Bay Wine Seller, Morro Bay, CA

Sept 14 @ Mendocino Co Fair, Boonville, CA

Sept 15 @ Mendocino Co Fair, Boonville, CA

Sept 16 @ Mendocino Co Fair, Boonville, CA

Sept 27 @ Craig’s Concert Series, Morro Bay, CA

Sept 28 @ Chateau Lettau, Paso Robles, CA

Sept 29 @ MBWS, Morro Bay, CA

Sept 30 @ Nick Jones House Concert, Fresno, CA

Oct 1 @ Featured Artist, Songwriters At Play, MBWS, Morro Bay, CA

PAST DATES:

-Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA (twice)

-Kenai Peninsula State Fair, Ninilchik, AK

-B.B. King’s Club, Nashville, TN

-WSM, All Nighter, Opryland, Nashville, TN

-Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV

-Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA

-Amador County Fair, Plymouth, CA

-Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock, CA

-Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jubilee, Angel’s Camp, CA

-Santa Clara County Fair, San Jose, CA

-Mendocino County Fair, Boonville, CA

-Clam Jam, Ninilchik, AK 

-Eberle Winery, Paso Robles, CA

-Sculptera Winery, Paso Robles, CA

-7Sisters Brewing, San Luis Obispo, CA

-Tap It Brewery, San Luis Obispo, CA

-Moravia Winery, Fresno, CA

-Standing Sun Winery, Buellton, CA

-Whiskey Barrel, Hesperia, CA

 -National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation Conference, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA

-Morro Bay Wine Seller, Morro Bay, CA

-Chateau Lettau Winery, Paso Robles, CA

-Mud & Country Festival, St Regis, Montana 

-Spotlight Theater, Bakersfield, CA

VIDEO CLIPS:

‘Glass’ Live at Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, CA Jan 2019:

‘Great Big Sky’ Live (witty enhanced audio) at Grand Sierra Resort Jan 2019:

I think there’s never been a better time for a retro Americana group that gives the message of hope the way this group is doing.“ -Gary Lux, Producer

You guys are knocking it out of the park.  You did a good job of keeping the harmonies present and keeping the integrity of the live instrumentation.  Exciting to hear the finished recordings after hearing them live for a bit.” -Tyler Cain, Nashville Producer 

“They really have a unique sound…that is a thread through all of their recordings. Nice! ” -Michael Peterson, Million Selling Recording Artist 

Stereo Chickens
Booking:
KMP 818-749-7843

Tour Manager/PR:
Ken McMeans
(818) 749-7843