Greg Lewis Organ Trio

Hammond Organ and Leslie speaker.

Hammond Organ and Leslie speaker.

I used to see Greg Lewis at Night of the Cookers on Fulton.  He might still play there.

One of the most striking things, besides how sick these guys are, is that Greg would bring his own Hammond organ and Leslie speaker.  Either one of these things, if you're moving you would need to phone a friend and get some help.  He brings them both to a gig at this little bar.  This is New York, if you're a professional musician, you're constantly trying to figure out how to travel lighter.  If I don't need my microphone I take it out of my guitar case and I feel the difference while I'm traipsing around.  I looked up a Hammond B3 and it's about 420 pounds, and the Leslie about 120.  I can't get over that.  But it was no big deal to him.  He's pretty huge and ripped too, but still.


Luckily The Classon has its own Hammond B2 Organ and Leslie speaker, so all he had to do was show up with his amazing band.  Love these guys.


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