Allen Stone

Music
Allen Stone
Photograph: Courtesy Allen Stone

With his fedora and scruffy antigrooming, Allen Stone may look like a garden-variety neohippie, but good golly, can this boy sing. Fans of Lewis Taylor, John Mayer and Raphael Saadiq will dig Stone's breathy, smooth voice and mellifluous way with melody. And if you're already a fan, you'll be happy to know that Stone has a new album out this year—via Capitol, no less—so chances are he'll be airing some fresh tunes.