We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Allen Stone at Mississippi Studios on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 22.
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Allen Stone w/ Yuna, Tingsek
Wednesday, October 24 & Thursday, October 25
Doors 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m show | $16-50 -$19 | 21+
Purchase Tickets HERE
3939 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-3895 | More Info: www.mississippistudios.com
USA Today has called Allen Stone a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Washington just sees himself as “a hippie with soul.” Like many soul singers, Stone got his start in church. Steeped in gospel music and shielded from secular songs, Allen didn’t discover soul music until he was a teenager and started collecting classic 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. Since the digital release of his self-titled album via his own Stickystones label in October 2011, Stone’s shows have been selling out from coast to coast. The album jumped into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts-all before he had the support of a record label. Stone has since signed to ATO Records.