An Intimate Night with ALLEN STONE: My Favorite Songs, Favorite Stories

The Kent Stage Presents

An Intimate Night with ALLEN STONE: My Favorite Songs, Favorite Stories

King Charles, Moorea Masa

Sat, October 8, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

Allen Stone
Allen Stone
On his third full-length album, soul artist Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention.
Made in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek, Radius captures the warm energy of that creative connection and transports the listener to a higher and more exalted plane.

Now including seven exciting bonus tracks, Radius Deluxe will be available March 25th. Among them will be the previously unreleased songs “Voodoo” and “Faithful” as well as a new version of Stone’s energetic single “Freedom”.

The New York Times said the Chewelah, Washington-bred 28-year-old’s lyrics on Radius “promise honest sentiments, grooves built with physical instruments and a gospel-rooted determination to uplift ... glimmers of Al Green, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Prince and a bit of Sting."

Tearing through nearly 600 shows in just two years - including sold out performances at LA’s Ace Hotel and NYC’s Apollo Theater – Allen Stone is determined to make 2016 yet another impactful year of writing and performance.

“I absolutely believe that if you’re going to stand at a microphone and say something, you need to recognize that as a privilege,” Stone said. “You’ve got to be incredibly careful about it, and really put all your heart into the message that you’re sending out into the world.”
King Charles
King Charles
Since the launch of his debut single "Time of Eternity", King Charles has picked up huge press, online and radio support gaining radio plays from the likes of Rob Da Bank, Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Tom Robinson, Huw Stephens and is now a hotly tipped act for 2010. He's also received rave reviews from a summer's worth of gigs such as Field Day and Glastonbury Festival, where he supported Laura Marling.

'Time Of Eternity' is a sinister yet romantic picture of skewed psychedelia. Within the frantic, Pixies meets Syd Barrett explosion of chaos, lies a melodic heart, a pop song fighting its way out of the sonic maze. B-side 'Beating Hearts' is a more conventional love song, yet still delivered in King Charles's own edgy, slightly warped way.

His latest single, "Love Lust/Mr.Flick" is a double A-side out later this September. "Love lust" proves his maturity as lyricist, born from his poetic nature, but also as a supremely talented songwriter with catchy hooks and arrangements. "Mr. Flick" is more a demonstration of his rock roots, but still has the contemporary, melodic, exciting, signature style of any King Charles track stamped all over it.
Moorea Masa
Moorea Masa
The 24 year old, Portland native, Moorea Masa, brings an organic Northwest vibe to the more traditional R&B sounds. Profoundly moving, she blends sumptuous soul together with stripped-back folk harmonies. She has toured nationally as a solo act, and worked as a featured vocalist and backing singer with an array of artists, including El Vy, Allen Stone, Nick Waterhouse,The Decemberists, Ural Thomas and the Pain, and Nu Shooz. She released her debut EP last May, and is working on her next album in collaboration with producer Jmost (Emily King) which is set to be released next Spring. "Her voice is a charming blend of silken tonal clarity, luxuriant phrasing and perfectly weighted power and restraint, she coexes the listener an instinctive emotional response and she seduces with her tenderly emotional delivery"
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240