Live Video: Allen Stone

photo by Jill Rachel

You don’t need to be an astronomer to realize that the trajectory of Seattle-based soul singer Allen Stone is nothing short of meteoric. At just 24, this son of a preacher man has gone from singing in churches of Eastern Washington to performing live on Conan. MTV, The New York Times, NPR and The Washington Post have all taken notice, and if you pick up a copy of the current City Arts magazine, you’ll see his charming and disarmingly goofy mug filling up the cover. Perhaps most notable of all is that he’s achieved his success without the assistance of a label or promoter — proof that amazing talent can still rise to the top no matter what. Yet, he doesn’t do it alone. Chief among Allen Stone’s other skills is surrounding himself with other talented musicians. For his recent performance live in the KEXP studio, Allen brought along a 7-piece band for a full blast of ‘70s-influenced soul and funk. Check out the videos now:

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