Ramblin’ Man: My Incredible Photographic Journey with the Allman Brothers
Kirk West had unprecedented access to the legendary band for over 40 years
Photographer Kirk West has spent a lifetime documenting the Allman Brothers Band. From his start as “a little hippie boy with a Nikon” in 1973 to shooting their final performance in 2014 at New York’s Beacon Theatre, West’s forty-one year relationship with the band included stints as a tour manager. Through it all, he captured intimate, behind-the-scenes moments of the historic band in all of its incarnations.
With a new 300+ page hardcover volume, Les Bres: Kirk West’s Photographic Journey with The Brothers, he pulls back the curtain on over 900 images, many of which have never been published. West was gracious enough to provide Cuepoint a small taste of what his collection has to offer, emailed straight from the heart, with commentary for each photo.
Photographs and Captions By Kirk West
Top Photo: ABB album cover shoot at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, April 1992. I got the band in place for 20 minutes and they were gone… along with the days of working nicely with the photographer.