The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow will play ‘Touched’ at St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

The date is one of three Florida shows.

click to enlarge The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow will play ‘Touched’ at St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club
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Ken Stringfellow’s last Tampa Bay appearance was an intimate record store gig at Microgroove in the Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights.

Well, the Posies, Big Star and R.E.M. musician is coming back to the Bay area and playing an equally low-key spaces.

“...by popular demand, I am doing a North American Tour this fall presenting my 2001 album Touched and more,” Stringfellow, 50, wrote on Twitter, “playing mostly non-venue spaces (many of which are secret shows), mostly with real pianos.”

One of those non-venue spaces is the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, which plays host to Stringfellow on October 4. Tickets are on sale now and will cost $25.

The St. Pete gig is one of three Florida shows including an October 3 date in Miami and an October 5 show in Pensacola.

Touched, of course, is the album (released on 9/11) that Stringfellow recorded when the Posies went on temporary hiatus, and it’s definitely riddled with retro organ.

Just listen to “Spanish Waltz” below and see what we mean. Read a pretty sweet interview with Stringfellow via Orlando Weekly.

Tickets are available via songkick.com and start at $25. There’s also a $75 option that’ll let fans play shuffleboard with Stringfellow. More information on the show is on Facebook.

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