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Dec192018

Allen Stone - The Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA

 

Allen Stone is a Northwest native that likely needs no introduction. Growing up in a small town outside Spokane, he's been singing since he could walk, and is nearly a decade into his professional music career. So, it should come as no surprise that his live performance is commanding, beyond engaging, and inspired. Allen danced nearly as much as he sang, and often did both at the same time which - while maintaining perfect rhythm on the guitar - is no small feat. 
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Backed by his bandmates of ten years (who also served as the opener to the show under the moniker Steve Swatkins and the Positive Agenda), there wasn't one second during the entirety of the nearly hour and a half set that labored. Every note was played with joy, and it was easy to see everyone on stage was having as good of a time as each person in the sold-out audience.
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With a new album due out soon, Stone is setting himself up to take the next evolutionary step in his musical career. Outside of, say, Bruno Mars, one would be hard-pressed to find an entertainer who so thoroughly enjoys and appreciates the opportunity to perform his art as much as Allen Stone. As a result, his live show is as infectious as the hits he continues to make.
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Photos // Words by Alexander Hallett of Sattva Photo

 

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