Thursday, February 21, 2013

[Listen] Allen Stone: A Hippie With Soul

Allen Stone is no mystery to the informed music fan. He's gained the attention of numerous media and news giants like MTV, New York Times, and Billboard. Why? Because he has a silky smooth voice anchored in an awkward frame. It's one of those "big things come in small packages" deals. People eat that stuff up. Stone even started in church, rocking the pews with call and answer frenzies. As a preacher's son, Stone says he didn't discover soul outside of the church until he was a teenager and busy collecting albums from the 60's and 70's. 

"Soul music from that time wasn't just about bumpin' and grindin' at the club - it was a huge part of a cultural movement. That's where my inspiration comes from," says Stone. 

When you listen to Stone's music, it's evident that the 25 year old kid has something to say. From the negative effects technology has on relationships to the economic crisis, Stone's mind is always racing. As a result, Stone's music is deeply rooted by personal values and propelled by an infectious vibe that makes listeners groove with ease. You've probably already heard about him, but in case you haven't been able to move from underneath your rock, listen to one of Stone's best (at least in my opinion) below...

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