ALLMAN GOLDFLIES BAND
Gary Allman (keyboards, guitar, vocals) has roots in Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee - truly a man of the south. Gary cut his musical teeth on blues and rock including such artists as B.B. King, Alan Collins, Albert King, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and of course, the Allman Brothers Band. Gary studied guitar with Toy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band. Gary and David Goldflies have reunited after playing together in the early 2000s to form the Allman Goldflies Band.
David Goldflies (bass, violin, vocals) is from Oxford, Ohio but has spent most of his life living in Florida. Starting out on violin, David switched to bass guitar at age 14. He played on the hit single "Black Betty" with the group that later became Ram Jam. In 1978 he landed a gig with Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts and the Great Southern Band. In mid-1979 the Allman Brothers Band reformed after a jam in Central Park in NYC with the Great Southern Band and Mr. Goldflies was asked to play bass in the Allman Brothers. He played on three Allman Brothers albums - Enlightened Rogues, Reach for the Sky, and Brothers of the Road. David isof just 20 musicians that performed and recorded in the Allman Brothers Band. His Alembic bass that was played on tour with the ABB is now on display in Macon, Ga. at the Big House Museum which is the home of the definitive Allman Brothers historical collections. In addition to performing with the Allman Brothers, David performed with BHLT (Dickey Betts, Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie, Chuck Level, and Butch Trucks). Mr. Goldflies is an author and composer and currently performs with the Panama City POPS Orchestra and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (Niceville, FL). David is a founding member and music director of the Allman Goldflies Band.