Chris Brush (Smoking Monkey Photo)
On June 12, Orion Allman – grandson of Gregg Allman – joined his father Devon Allman and the Allman Betts Band in Rocky Point, Va., making his stage debut on the Hammond B-3 organ.
Orion added the instrument’s signature sound to “Pale Horse Rider” and the Allman Brothers “Trouble No More,” reminiscent of his grandfather’s work on the very same instrument.
Proud papa Devon Allman recalled, “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!”
Watch a clip of the performance below: