Oh yes, Orgone gets the party started at Crystal Bay

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Adryon de Leon and Orgone get the party started in the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room.
Tahoe Onstage photos by Larry Sabo

Orgone opened in style for a sold-out show with headliner Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on Jan. 28 at Crystal Bay Casino.

“I didn’t realize how high we were in altitude!” trombonist Ricky Lucchese said. “After one of my hard-blowing solos, I definitely felt exerted. But I caught my breath a couple seconds later.” Orgone is trombonists Lucchese and Darren Cardoza, trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick, drummer Sam Halterman, percussionist Will Phillips, vocalist Adryon de Leon, keyboardist Dan Hastie, guitarist Sergio Rios, and bass player Dale Jennings.

Formed in the late 1990s in Los Angeles, Orgone remains dedicated to creating heavy, raw, adrenaline-fueled funk and sweat-dripping soul. With a core rhythm section of close friends and self-taught musicians steeped in the DJ culture of Los Angeles, Orgone has spent the last decade expanding their roster and evolving a sound that simultaneously recognizes its roots in old school respect and pulsates with the force of the new millennium. While becoming a staple on the festival circuit in the early 2000s, Orgone has gained a reputation among fellow artists for being one of the baddest go-to backing bands on the planet.

In addition to writing and performing their own music, Orgone also works wonders as a backing band to many of today’s popular artists. From appearances on Alicia Keys’ “Teenage Love Affair” (2008) to Cee Lo Green’s “Fool for Love” (2011), Orgone is constantly evolving to stay tuned in to the rhythm of music’s ever-changing tides.

Related story: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe concert review: LINK

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Orgone’s cowboy trombone player is Darren Cardoza.

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Ricky Lucchese blows at 6,300 feet!

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Sergio Rios shreds the guitar.

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Percussionist Will Phillips in action.

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Sam Halterman on drums.

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Dale Jennings on bass.

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About Larry Sabo

Larry Sabo is a real-estate broker with a passion for rock 'n' roll photography. He makes his living during the day selling real estate but you'll see him at night enjoying shows. Stop and talk to him anytime you see him out, he will always appreciate it.

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