Michael Allman is the 1st born son of Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member of the Allman Brothers, Greg Allman. Michael’s bluesy soulful voice and look is very reminiscent of his father in his prime! Michael has shared the stage with many well-known artists through the years and continues to put smiles on the faces of his fans every time he gets on stage and starts belting out the sounds.
“Hard Labor Creek” – If Michael’s evocative singing was the only attraction on Michael Allman’s Hard Labor Creek, it would still be worth hearing, but there is a lot more going on than that. Some of the most gifted musicians in Georgia, from young slide guitar phenom Tony Tyler to Motown alumnus and keyboard legend Ike Stubblefield, contribute to the overall sound of this remarkable record. Tyler’s slide and keyboard work are an essential part of the sound of Hard Labor Creek, adding just the right touch without overpowering the song. Stubblefield kicks serious butt here, showing why he is a first-call session player, and his production contribution is one reason this CD sounds so darn good. Soulful backing vocals by Atlanta local favorite Diane Durrett and percussion from Derek Trucks Band drummer Yonrico Scott flesh out the songs. The one and only Col. Bruce Hampton also makes a memorable cameo appearance. While Michael Allman’s Hard Labor Creek stands on its own merits, he isn’t ashamed of his heritage, and there are several references to his famous father. “Laid Back” written by Sonny Tackett, was inspired by Gregg’s classic album of the same name. “If Dreams Were Money” was actually written for Gregg years ago by veteran Boston musician Bruce Marshall.
Still, the spotlight is firmly on Michael, who wrote four of the songs on the CD, and delivers each tune with the kind of thoughtful approach that squeezes the inner meaning out of every word. The lyrics in songs like “Running Alone Again”, “It Ain’t Me” and “Circus Full of Clowns” address universal topics like love and loss in a way that any listener can relate to.
Michael has played numerous stages throughout the years in front of thousands. Here are a few notable places and events –
BB Kings West Palm Beach FL, and BB Kings Nashville
Taste of Chicago Blues Festival
Daytona Beach Band shell
2010 Laconia Bike Week.
42nd annual Woodstock
Dunedin Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Festival
2013 BIKE WEEK 2013 FOR BOOT HILL SALOON * NEW*
He has toured as a solo artist up and down the eastern seaboard from the Keys to Maine He has played with Devon Allman, Artimus Pyle (Original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer) , Georgia Satellites, Derrick St Holmes, Toler/Townsend Band, and Paula Nelson
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