October 24, 2012, 3:26 pm
If You Like Stevie Wonder, Listen To Allen Stone! Check out this article by Val Haller in the New York Times to get an idea of what Allen Stone is all about.
NOTE: Allen Stone will be in the Bing Lounge on Thursday, October 25th at 1pm.
According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is “music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying.” Soul conjures up images of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross and (my favorite) Stevie Wonder — the “Top 10 R&B/Soul singers” by Rolling Stone magazine readers. Today I’m throwing a curve ball at the R&B stereotype. Read on to meet Allen Stone, a “Goldilocks” blond-haired, blue-eyed soul singer whose gospel roots and passionate vocal delivery have earned him a spot in this exclusive R&B talent club. Read More.