Macon Music Heritage
In 1969, a little group of musicians calling themselves the Allman Brothers Band moved from Jacksonville, FL to the tiny town of Macon. They rented a house on College Street, recorded their first album, snapped a few photos on the front porch of The Bell House, and the rest is history.
Thanks to Kirk West's passion for music and photography, you can relive the journey of the Allman Brothers Band and other musical icons in his beautiful Gallery West on Third Street -- Conveniently right around the corner from The Lamar. As a professional photographer for over 40 years, Kirk West has created an incredible collection of photographs from Macon & beyond: Allman Brothers Band, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Tom Petty, The Who, Willie Nelson, and so much more. He founded Hittin the Note magazine, was the official archivist for the Allman Brothers, and created the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, to boot.
We spent some time at his gallery reliving the history and stories (which are amazing) he told through his lens, and then invited him over to The Lamar for a quick history lesson and tour of our "artwork." We both had a blast. We're jazzed to be neighbors!
Do yourself a favor and swing by his gallery in Downtown Macon. It's rockin.
Check out more of Kirk's work at: kirkwestphotography.com