Michael Allman BIO
Michael Sean Allman is a musician. He is the lead vocalist and frontman to the Michael Allman Band. He is the first-born son of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gregg Allman (founding member of the Allman Brothers Band).
Michael Allman was born on July 3, 1966. He was raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. His parents, Gregg Allman (legendary musician) and go-go dancer Mary Lynn Sutton met at Daytona Beach, Florida.
Growing up, Michael Allman never really knew his biological father. His original surname — Hendrick — came from the man his mother married to legitimize his birth. After that brief union ended, his mother married Daniel Green, the man Allman originally believed was his father. When Allman was 6 years old, Green died in a Learjet crash.
As he was mourning Green’s crash, his mother told him about his birth father, Gregg Allman, Gregg didn’t openly admit he is the father until 1985, 13 years after the crash and when Michael Allman was 19 years old.
While the Michael Allman’s album 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 Allman’s album of the same name. “If Dreams Were Money” was written for Gregg Allman 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 song that he sings.
Michael has become his own man, with a style similar to his father but with his unique growls and stage presence he wows the fans over. He will always be the son of Gregg Allman and keep his music alive, but his own music will live on for eternity just like his father.