Kris Allen is on the East Coast for a four-city tour with Berklee City Music/Music Empowers, raising awareness for music education. During his New York stop Monday, he performed a few of his songs with the Berklee City Music Band and also did an impromptu solo version of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" that is, in a word, incredible.
The video is from Raise Your Voices, which will be providing coverage from the Berklee City Music/Music Empowers tour. Follow them on Twitter at @RaiseYourVoices.
And to donate to the Music Empowers Foundation in support of music education, visit MusicEmpowersFoundation.org. As someone who took music lessons at the age of 2 and who was in music programs from grade school to high school, I'm all for supporting this cause.