Allen Stone Visits DIME Detroit!
On November 29th, we had the pleasure of hosting a masterclass with R&B / soul artist, Allen Stone, who was in Detroit for a show at the Majestic Café the night before. Stone performed two songs acoustically for students and guests and participated in a Q&A with DIME’s Head of Vocals, DeAnna Johnson. He also advised the aspiring musicians on how to navigate the music business and what life is like as a touring artist, as well as his experiences as a celebrity mentor on the latest season of American Idol, where he mentored two of the top 15 contestants.
Drawing inspiration from Motown artists like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, Stone is an exceptional addition to the DIME master class roster as, like many students at DIME, he is entirely self-taught. As a thank you for his invaluable guidance in the music industry, DIME alumni Ali Wiercioch and Jimmy Showers surprised Stone with their own rendition of his cover of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love.”
Stone recently completed a 40+ show national tour, and is set to hit the road again in summer of 2019 as he performs live with Train and Goo Goo Dolls. He is currently finishing up his new album, set to be released next year.
Check out the video below of Allen Stone performing "Taste of You" for students and guests in The Underground at DIME.
For more information about Allen Stone's upcoming album and tour dates, visit allenstone.com
For more information about MSU Denver at DIME programs in Commercial Music Performance, Commercial Songwriting and Music Industry Studies, visit us at www.dime-detroit.com.