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, Ken McMeans, and Tom Walters.
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.
Mandolinist/vocalist/songwriter Tom Walters started his unique musical journey cutting vinyl with fellow college alumnus Weird Al Yankovic, going on to share the stage with such artists as Country Joe McDonald, Maria Muldaur, Jerry Douglas, and others. His first international release for Eagle Records in Nashville was with the duo Iverson and Walters. He is also an award winning movie director. His recent documentary film “Botso”, was the “Critics’ Pick” of the New York Times.
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 2018 DATES:
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
’Songs From The Fire’ album Preview-
’Mercy’ live from The Coop (Morro Bay Wine Seller) Dec 31, 2017-
‘Girl Crush’ on stage at Mud & Country Music Festival In St Regis, MT Jun 2017 (with guest Felice Garcia)-
‘’You Should Be Here With Me’ live performance for the Hulu series ‘Songs In The Spotlight’ Dec 9, 2017-