Allen Stone might be one of the most unexpected talents we have ever had the pleasure to work with. Hiding under a streak of blonde curly hair, goofy and gigantic thick-rimmed glasses and a black hat lies one of music's most thrilling surprises. Quite simply, Mr. Stone is a powerhouse singer, channeling the legacies of some of soul music's biggest voices. I'm talking Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway. I'm talking legends here. It's phenomenal, though the 25 year-old Seattle resident isn't quite sure where it came from...something about being the son of a preacher I guess just does that kind of thing to a man. Allen is going with it though, touring his butt off behind the conscious set of tunes that inhabit his self-titled debut. After all, it's a gift. He recognizes it. After setting up a crew in an urban cabin setting on Wall Street, we do too. Now it's your turn to tear the wrapping off of Stone's music.