Allen Stone is a 25-year-old soul singer who got his start singing gospel at church picnics in small-town Chewelah, Washington. His father was a preacher who shielded him from secular music until he was a teen. That’s when Stone started collecting classic soul albums from the ‘60s and ‘70s. "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, who was also schooled by folk records of the period. All of the songs on Allen Stone are originals. It’s not his first full-length album, but it is the first that will be widely distributed on ATO Records.
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