David Goldflies

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 is one of 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 Goldflece Band.