David Goldflies

An extraordinary upright and electric player, David “Rook” Goldflies anchored the Allman Brothers Band from 1978-82 as the ensemble aimed for more of a commercial audience on record. Though the Brothers were not quite cut out for pop radio, David and the band soared on stage, and Goldflies’ work on three Allmans’ releases Enlightened Rogues (1979), Reach for the Sky (1980), and Brothers of the Road (1981) was exemplary. Nowadays David is a composer and bassist with the Panama City Pops Orchestra.