Into The Mystic

Former Allman Brothers Band “Tour Mystic” and world renowned photographer Kirk West sits down to talk about some of his favorite music. He’s seen it all, and has taken photographs of most of it. West’s career began in Chicago in the early ’60s, where he photographed Frank Zappa, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, to name a few. Later on, he found himself on the Outlaw Country Circuit, and some of his photos of Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, George Jones (Shirtless) captured some of the most iconic moments in country music history. Then there were the Tom Waits’ years, Bob Marley, the list goes on and on. Into the Mystic will take on a different form each episode. We might here all blues, we might hear all country, we might hear obscure jazz. The common thread will be phenomenol stories from the life of one of our favorite photographers. Gallery West is located at 447 Third Street in downtown Macon.

Join tour mystic Kirk West every Wednesday at 7 p.m. as he delves into the deeper side of the music.

November 21, 2018: Reflections on Life and Love Pt2

November 7, 2018: Reflections on Life

October 10, 2018: Farewell to Otis Rush & Cobra

September 26, 2018: It's ok, I'm happy again

September 12, 2018: Some Favorites From The Last 2 Years

August 29, 2018: Dixie Rock & Roll

August 15, 2018: The Heat is giving me the blues-How bout you

August 1, 2018: Bluesmen, Shit Kickers and one Pretty Flower

July 18, 2018: Talkin 'Bout Jesus

June 20, 2018: Lets get on up, then maybe lay back down

June 6, 2018: Rain Rain Rain-Hey! Im getting mossy over here

May 22, 2018: Hodge Podge

May 9, 2018: Let me slip this into your ear-Things I produced

April 25, 2018: Friends & Lovers, Lost & Found

April 10, 2018: Friends & Lovers, Lost & Found

March 28, 2018: A Boys Night Out

March 14, 2018: Groovin into the evening with The Mystic

February 28, 2018: I'm back. Highs and lows from the road

February 14, 2018: Hey Hey The Blues Are Alright

January 17, 2018: R-E-S-P-E-C-T For The Women

January 3, 2018: Into The New Year

December 20, 2017: A Jazzy Chill Out For The Holidaze

December 6, 2017: Mostly Gals And Some Of Them Others

November 19, 2017: Potpourri

November 5, 2017: The Blues in Black & White Pt2

October 11, 2017: The Blues in Black & White Pt1

September 27, 2017: After The Storm

August 30, 2017: Hot Summer Evening In Georgia

August 16, 2017: Warren Zevon

August 2, 2017: Country Ballads and Old Favs

July 19, 2017: Sounds of the South

July 5, 2017: Nothin' But the Girls

June 21, 2017: Healing in the Summer Sun

June 7, 2017: A Tribute to Gregg

Gregory Lenoir Allman (December 8, 1947-May 27, 2017)

May 10, 2017: The Blues in Black and White(pt.2)

April 26, 2017: The Blues in Black and White(pt.1)

April 12, 2017: Country Comforts

March 29, 2017: You Where There

Muddy Waters to Howlin' Wolf, and a little Buddy Guy. Sounds good to me. Listen to the You Where There episode now!

March 15, 2017: Tom Waits

Its all things Tom Waits in this special episode dedicated to my friend.

March 1, 2017: Blues With A Feeling

From Tom Waits to Magic Sam. Kirk is taking you through a few introspective weeks in his life recently with his latest episode. Listen in to these fantastic tunes and learn a thing or two you probably never knew.

February 15, 2017: Kirk's Gumbo Show

Listen to Kirk's latest episode for a mix of rock n roll, soul stew, and whatever else he throws in the pot.

February 1, 2017: British Blues

January 11, 2017

January 4, 2017: "A Jazz Special"

In the Woods

"Blues for America"

Half our country needs the blues to help us get thru the turmoil in our country – so let the blues lift you up – cause the blues ain’t nuthin' but a good man feeling bad.

"Girls, Girls, Girls"

No one respects women more than me – nuthin' but the gals on this one.

The "Country" Music Show

All songs from other countries – world music if you will.

The "Obscure" Show

Amazing singers & bands – designed to turn folks onto some artists they should know about.

The "Hillbilly" Show

A little classic alt-country...a fun hour for both me & you.

The "Mellow" show

Some classic ‘60’s tracks

Country Blues & Some 70’s guitar jams


The "Kirk" Show


My Record Collection


"Musical Elements of my Life"

Country, blues, rock and Americana - Everything that will unfold in the coming weeks & months.