Friday, October 10, 2014

Artist Spotlight: Allen Stone

I heard another artist being compared to Allen Stone about a week ago and decided to look him up. I'm so happy I did. The soulful sound of his voice has been providing the soundtrack for my days ever since. I will confess I am a little late to the game because Allen has been creating a buzz in the music industry for quite a while. He has two digital albums Last to Speak and Allen Stone. His self-released, self-titled effort came out in 2011 and quickly went into the Top 5 of iTunes' R&B/Soul charts. He was later voted one of mtvU's "Freshman 5" and named a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist.

After completing a long tour (over 600 shows) to showcase and promote his work, he returned home to the small Washington town of Chewelah to record his latest album, which is said to be filled with live music. I can't wait for the release but I've got plenty to keep me happily listening in the meantime. That includes his latest single, Million.

Today's playlist is filled with Allen Stone originals and covers. My faves are Sleep, Million, Running Game, his cover of Marcy Playground's Sex & Candy and  his cover of Is this Love by Bob Marley. I could go on and on because there really isn't a song I dislike but I will stop there. I hope you enjoy his music as much as I do.

Happy Friday!!

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