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 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. 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, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Downbeat Jazz Orchestra (Niceville, FL). David is a founding member and music director of the Allman Goldflies Band.
Joe Weiss (guitar, vocals) hails from Chicago, Illinois but is presently calling New Hope, FL home. Joe is a familiar face on the Emerald Coast of Florida music scene, having played in various groups since arriving a few years ago. Currently Joe is playing guitar in the Downbeat Jazz Orchestra and will perform in a theatrical production of "First Date" at the Kaleidoscope Theater in Lynn Haven Florida. Joe is an original member of the Allman Goldflies Band.
Shawn "Shack" Shackelford (drums) is from Mississippi. Shack is a sought after drummer who performs with many different area groups including the Destin, FL favorite Cadillac Willy. When not performing, Shack owns and operates Shawn's Auto Shack in Niceville, FL. Shack is an original member of the Allman Goldflies Band.
Matt Siegel was raised in New York City and cut his teeth playing the clubs in bars there as a teenager. He spent the past 20 years living and playing music throughout Texas. During his career, he has shared the stage with artists like Ray Wylie Hubbard and Robert Randolph. Matt is the newest member of the Allman Goldflies Band.