Concert Review: Allen Stone
Venue: The Triple Door
Date: April 13, 2015
Allen Stone kicked off his week long run of shows in support of his new album RADIUS with a sold out audience at The Triple Door in downtown Seattle.
Allen Stone, who was raised in Chewelah, Washington, has become the genuine deal, singing some sweet soul music. This isn’t your Mama and Papa’s sweet soul music, but soul music for a new generation.
Stone is performing all week in the Seattle area, in what is becoming a homecoming of sorts. With his new album being released in May, these shows are a means to thank his loyal fans for getting him to this point in his career.
Allen Stone came onto the stage with his acoustic guitar in hand, took a chair, and started the evening by thanking his fans for all the love and support over the years and explained why Seattle meant so much to him, as a musician starting in the clubs and that this journey continues to grow to newer heights.
This evening’s show was different in many ways for Stone. The Triple Door allows for an intimate interaction between artist and fans. Stone is accustomed to being an energy force on stage, as he was when I saw him last year at the Summer Meltdown Festival in Darrington. There, he had the crowd on its feet, dancing the night away. Tonight was a sit down affair, soft and eloquent.
Stone played a retrospective of songs from his career, mixing both favorites and new material. Slowly, members of the band would emerge and join in. Ultimately, everyone was one stage and the party was just getting started. Throughout the performance Stone told stories and shared experiences that have lead to this point in his career.
In the encore, Stone played his hit song “Say So” and marched off stage like a New Orleans parade through the Triple Door and out the doors. As this night came to a rousing end, this was just the beginning of what is sure to be a wonderful week of music by the talented Allen Stone.
Allen Stone will be performing at:
Tuesday, 4/14: Nectar Lounge
Thursday, 4/16: Crocodile Café
Friday, 4/17: Neumo’s
Saturday, 4/18: The Paramount
Sunday, 4/19: Roseland Theater, Portland
View more photos at Peter Dervin’s website HERE