Allen Stone
Allen Stone

Allen Stone

About Allen Stone

Singer and songwriter Allen Stone breathes new life into the sounds and socially conscious messages of classic ’60s and ’70s soul and R&B.

• The son of a preacher, Stone started singing and playing guitar in his father’s church. As a teenager, he discovered classic soul and R&B artists like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
• After a year at Moody Bible College in Spokane, Washington, Stone realized he no longer believed in the church’s teachings. He dropped out and moved to Seattle to pursue music.
• He self-released his debut album, Last to Speak, in 2010.
• For his 2011 self-titled sophomore LP, Stone worked with retro-soul hero Raphael Saadiq's rhythm section and keyboardist Deron Johnson, whose credits include Miles Davis. Allen Stone went Top 5 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart despite the fact Stone didn’t have a distribution deal. ATO Records signed Stone and re-released the album in 2012.
• The singer signed to Capitol Records for the release of his third full-length, 2015’ Radius, recorded with the Swedish songwriter and producer Tingsek.
• After Radius failed to produce a hit single, Stone asked to be dropped by Capitol. He returned to ATO for 2019’s Building Balance.

  • HOMETOWN
    Chewelah, WA
  • BORN
    1987

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