Marc Quinones – The Allman Brothers’ secret weapon

Photo – Derek McCabe

Percussionist Marc Quinones may just be the most overlooked, underrated member in the Allman Brothers’ storied 45-year career. He was an incredibly insightful interview and source of information for One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

I wanted to share separate things that two founding members of the band – Jaimoe and Gregg Allman – told me about Marc. Both of these comments were pretty much unsolicited.

JAIMOE: “Marc Quinones is probably the smartest person that’s ever been in the Allman Brothers Band.”

GREGG ALLMAN: “I’ll tell you when this [solo] band turned the corner and started sounding like I wanted… when marc Quinones came over from the Allman Brothers and joined. he just gives it that something extra, and raises everyone else up.”

Three drummers, 2002. FOTO BY KIRK WEST