ORION GREGORY ALLMAN SITS IN WITH THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND
AT THE COVES AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE – ROCKY MOUNT, VA
THE THIRD GENERATION ALLMAN TAKES AFTER LATE GRANDFATHER GREGG ALLMAN WITH B3 PERFORMANCE
“THE ROAD TRULY GOES ON FOREVER”
– DEVON ALLMAN
Photo by: Chris Brush (Smoking Monkey Photo)
Last night, in Rocky Mount, VA history was made as Orion Gregory Allman made his stage debut playing a Hammond B3 with just like his grandfather, and late Allman Brothers Band co-founder Gregg Allman.
“My son has played piano since he was a little guy, but to see him getting mentored by John Ginty on the same instrument my Dad was famous for; the Hammond B3 organ, was just such a trip! I thought he was just getting some tips but he took the pro tips and then learned one of our songs on the spot and sat in with the band for the first time and it just blew my mind. Mind blown. Heart full. The road truly goes on forever!”
– Devon Allman
The Allman Betts Band are wrapping up a headline East Coast tour and gearing up for the “Spirit of the South Tour” with Blackberry Smoke. All news and up-to-date tour information can be found at allmanbettsband.com.
ABOUT THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND:
When The Allman Betts Band released Down to the River in June of 2019, the debut album represented not only the first time the group had recorded together but, in fact, the first time the seven-piece ensemble had ever played together. If Down to the River was the sound of the band’s combustible sparks igniting, then Bless Your Heart is their bonfire, built for the summer of 2020 and beyond; a double-album follow-up fueled by road-forged camaraderie and telepathic musical intensity, vibrantly reflecting the individual and collective experiences of these seven, all drawing inspiration from the band’s symbolic hometown- a place Devon Allman calls “the United States of Americana.”