Allen Stone Performs on NPR’s Tiny Desk
March 30, 2020
“I can’t recall an artist so committed to making their Tiny Desk concert memorable.”
“The Washington state native has a voice that we simply don’t come across often. The old saying goes, “He could sing the phone book and make it sound good.” His three graceful background singers and piano player provided the perfect compliment, but this set proved undoubtedly that his voice belongs right up front. He’s been releasing music for more than a decade and touring the world, but last year’s Building Balance is his best yet and he graced the desk with some of my favorites from the LP.”
– Bobby Carter, NPR
Allen brought to the legendary DC HQ of NPR the meticulously constructed stripped-down re-imaginings of “Consider Me” (which Esquire recently called one of the “best love songs of 2020”), “Give You Blue” (a touching ode to devotion he wrote with Mike Posner for his wife shortly after proposing), his rousing unanimous fan-favorite “Brown Eyed Lover,” and “American Privilege”, a song that feels especially poignant in the midst of the current public health situation and political climate.
The remainder of Allen’s stateside tour (including three sold-out shows in his beloved home city of Seattle) have been postponed and will be rescheduled. In this moment of global unrest, Allen is also working to give back, recently performing as part of Billboard’s “Live At-Home” series and raising money for an organization of his choosing (LA’s Downtown Women’s Center).