Stereo Chickens

Stereo Chickens 2022 Highlight Reel:

‘Marry Me’ at 2022 Ventura County Fair- Video link:

‘Purple Rain’ at 2022 Ventura County Fair- Video link:


Stereo Chickens are California’s premier Americana acoustic trio seamlessly blending Country, Bluegrass, Folk, and Gospel (and sometimes Classic Rock and R&B) into their own unique and distinct sound, which they call ‘Homegrown Cosmic Americana’ music.

In addition to touring nationally they have toured in Germany and Switzerland multiple times. They are also a well known regional fixture at wineries, breweries and music venues on the California Central Coast where they are based.

They recently released a new single ‘HWY 1’ produced by Jody Mulgrew, and the follow up ‘High Noon’. They have additional music in the works for 2022/2023.

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

Stereo Chickens are:

Maddie Flood: Vocals/Percussion

Ken McMeans: Vocals/Guitar

John Nowel: Vocals/Violin/Guitar/Harmonica

Social Media:

-13,000 Facebook followers 

-More than 1.5 million Facebook video views

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

-‘HWY 1’ was released as a single on Feb 4, 2022

-‘High Noon’ was released as a single on Apr 29, 2022

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

-Radio spins on WSM


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 Bryan White, James Otto, 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. His recent cuts include ‘How You Get To Heaven’ (on co-writer Jamie Floyd’s #6 charted country album ‘New Girl’) and ‘Bring The Old Man Home’ (on co-writer Chris Pierce’s widely heralded album ‘American Silence’).


Maddie Flood joined Stereo Chickens in the spring of 2022. In addition to her talents as a vocalist, she is also an accomplished songwriter. Her vocal skills run across a wide gamut of styles and genres, bringing great depth to Stereo Chickens. Maddie also is the lead singer for California Central Coast group ‘Jasper & Jade’.


John joined Stereo Chickens in 2018, originally as a violin/fiddle sideman, but has since become an integral part of the trio, now also sharing duties as a vocalist, guitarist, and the harmony guy. His style and writing are greatly influenced by artists like John Prine and Guy Clark. In addition to his work with Stereo Chickens, John has also released his own solo album.

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), Andrea Pearson, Jamie Floyd, Chris Pierce, Rick Brantley, and Scott Reeves (‘Nashville’).

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

Partial List Of Venues/Events Played:

-Washington State Fair (3x)
Puyallup, WA

-Kenai Peninsula State Fair (3x)
Ninilchik, AK

-Poteet Strawberry Festival (3x)
Poteet, TX

-Ventura County Fair
Ventura, CA

-Monterey County Fair
Monterey, CA

-San Benito County Fair (2x)
Hollister, CA

-Mendocino County Fair (2x)
Boonville, CA

-Stanislaus County Fair
Turlock, CA

-Alameda County Fair
Pleasanton, CA

-Las Vegas Harvest Festival

-Hotel Bellevue, Murren, Switzerland (2x)

-Sporzcentrum, Murren, Switzerland (2x)

-Cafe Mutz, Frankfurt, Germany

-B.B. King’s Club, Nashville, TN

-WSM, All Nighter, Opryland, Nashville, TN

-Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV

-Amador County Fair, Plymouth, CA

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

-Santa Clara County Fair, San Jose, CA

-Mendocino County Fair, Boonville, CA (2x)

-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

-The Savory Palette
Morro Bay, CA

-The Libertine Pub
Morro Bay, CA

-7 Angels Cellars,
Templeton, CA

-La Perdignus
Templeton, CA

-Foghorn Brewhouse
Morro Bay, CA

-Arcadia City Banquet
Arcadia, CA

-Firefly Concerts
Blue Ridge GA

-Madlife Stages
Woodstock, GA

-Branch St Deli
Arroyo Grande, CA

-Craig’s Backyard Concert Series
Morro Bay, CA

-Georgia Miles Ranch Concert Series
Carmel Valley, CA

-Washington State Fair Marketplace Livestream 2020

-Grand National Rodeo, Cow Palace Livestream 2020

‘HWY 1’ Livestream (Grand National Rodeo 2020):

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
KMP 818-749-7843

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

(Photos: Andrea Pearson and Ed Heffelfinger)