Carlos Alomar, guitar with David Bowie since the 1970s © Leland Bobbé
Veteran New York photographer Leland Bobbé is making a series of the unsung heroes of music - the back-up musicians. Portrayed in simple, frank, black and white portraits, it's a glimpse at the poor drummer who's never seen, and other hard-working jobbers you might vaguely recognize.
Let's give them some props!
Liberty Devitto, drummer with Billy Joel for 30 years
Lenny Kaye, guitar player with Patti Smith since the 1970s
Ricky Byrd, guitar with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
Gene Cornish, guitar and vocals from The Rascals, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
Carmine Appice, father of heavy metal drumming with Vanilla Fudge. Played with Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck. Co-wrote the Rod Stewart hits, "Do You Think I'm Sexy?" and "Young Turks."
All images © Leland Bobbé
Be sure to also check out "Half Drag," Leland's fabulous and well-loved series of half made-up drag queens.