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Anson Funderburgh and Lee McBee at the Grand Emporium
Anson Funderburgh and Lee McBee, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, perform together. Anson looks to his left towards Lee whose eyes are closed as he blows into an amplified harmonica he clutches in both hands., July 6, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Anson Funderburgh. Lee McBee. Grand Emporium. Kansas City. MO 7/6/02.
Anson Funderburgh, Sam Myers, and Lee Oskar the Grand Emporium
Sam Myers, wearing a harmonica belt filled with harmonicas and clutching a harmonica he is blowing into, stands in the middle of the stage between Anson Funderburgh, playing a guitar to Sam's back left, and Lee Oskar, holding a microphone to Sam's back right. A string bass and player are visible between Sam and Lee. One of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium,, July 6, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Anson Funderburgh. Sam Myers. Lee Oskar. Grand Emporium. Kansas City. MO 7/6/02.
Arthur Williams at BB's Lawnside Bar-B-Q
Arthur Williams, one of the national acts to perform during the Acoustic Blues Showcase at BB's Lawnside BBQ, wearing a fedora and sunglasses, blows into an amplified harmonica he clutches in both hands., September 13, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Arthur Williams. Acoustic Blues Showcase. Kansas City MO BBS 9/13/03.
Big George Brock at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Big George Brock, wearing a fedora, looks to his right as he clasps his hands around an amplified harmonica at the Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 20, 2007, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Big George Brock. Blues Masters-10 10/20/07.
Billy Boy Arnold and Roger Naber at the Grand Emporium
Billy Boy Arnold, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, sits at the bar next to the owner, Roger Naber. Both smile at the photographer., December 28, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Billy Boy Arnold. Roger Naber. Grand Emporium. Kansas City. MO 12/28/99.
Bob Margolin and Charlie Musselwhite at the Kansas City Blues & Jazz Fest
Bob Margolin sits and sings into a microphone, mouth wide open, while he plays a microphoned slide dobro guitar. Charlie Musselwhite is seated to Bob's left playing the harmonica during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival., July 19, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bob Margolin & Charlie Musselwhite. K.C. Blues & Jazz Fest. 1998. Kansas City, MO 7/19/98.
Bobby Bland and Lee Oskar at the Grand Emporium
Bobby Bland, Lee Oskar, and others perform as one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium. Bobby Bland looks to his left shoulder towards Lee Oskar as Lee looks down and plays an amplified harmonica he clutches in his hands. Two trumpet players are visible behind Bobby's head., July 3, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Bland + Lee Oskar. Grand Emporium. KCMO 7/3/03.
Brody Buster Band
The Brody Buster Band, a blues band, pose in front of a brick wall., No date; likely between 1995 and 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Brody Buster Band
Brody Buster and Rico McFarland at the Grand Emporium
Brody Buster and Rico McFarland, members of the James Cotton Band, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, sit together as they perform. Brody, wearing a baseball cap backwards looks up to his left towards Rico as he blows into a harmonica he clutches in his hands along with a microphone. Rico smiles down to his right as he plays a guitar., August 27, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., James Cotton Band Brody Buster + Rico McFarland - Grand Emporium - 8/27/98.
Brody Buster at the Grand Emporium
Brody Buster smiles over his right shoulder has he holds a Lee Oskar 2nd G harmonica at the Grand Emporium. He is standing behind a microphone., December 26, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Brody Buster. Grand Emporium. KC MO 12/26/98.
Brody Buster at the Grand Emporium
Brody Buster, wearing bracelets and an earring, closes his eyes and blows into an amplified harmonica at the Grand Emporium., March 30, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Brody Buster. Grand Emporium. Kansas City, MO 3/30/00.
Bruce Katz and Carey Bell at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Bruce Katz plays a grand piano with his head drawn back while Carey Bell blows into an amplified harmonica that he clutches in his hands at the 4th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 13, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bruce Katz. Cary Bell. Fourth Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads. Blue Heaven Studio. Salina, KS 10/13/01.
Carey Bell at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Carey Bell looks sad as he blows into an amplified harmonica he is clutching at the 4th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 12, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Carey Bell. Fourth Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads. Blue heaven Studio. Salina.KS 10/12/01.
Carey Bell at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Carey Bell blows into an amplified harmonica he clutches with fingers spread on his left hand while looking down at the 6th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 17, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Carey Bell. BHS. Salina, KS. Blues Masters. 2003 10/17/03.
Carey Bell at the Grand Emporium
Carey Bell, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, looks up as he blows into an amplified harmonica., August 25, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Carey Bell-Grand Emporium - Kansas City, MO - 8/25/98.
Charlie Musselwhite at the Grand Emporium
Charlie Musselwhite, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, closes his eyes as he blows into an amplified harmonica he clutches with both hands., July 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Charlie Musselwhite. Grand Emporium. Kansas City, MO 7/22/00.
Charlie Musselwhite at the Kansas City Blues & Jazz Fest
Charlie Musselwhite's eyes are visible above his clasped hands over an amplified harmonica during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival., July 19, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Charlie Musselwhite. K.C. Blues & Jazz Fest. Kansas City, MO 7/19/98.
Chris Duarte and Little Hatch at the Grand Emporium
Chris Duarte, smiling as he holds an electric guitar, faces Little Hatch to his left while Little Hatch faces Chris and talks into the microphone at the Grand Emporium. The bass player is visible behind and between Chris and Little Hatch. There is a harmonica in Little Hatch's right hand., June 30, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Chris Duarte & Little Hatch. Grand Emporium. Kansas City, MO 6/30/98.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Little Hatch, Millage Gilbert, and Debbie Dennis at the Gem Theater
Claude "Fiddler" Williams smiles while looking down as he stands to the right of a seated Little Hatch wearing a printed tuxedo, bowtie, and a fedora. Standing to Little Hatch's left is Millage Gilbert wearing a double breasted suit and a fedora. Millage is smiling directly at the photographer. To the left of Millage is Debbie Dennis who is seated and laughing during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Little Hatch. Millage Gilbert. Debbie Dennis. Living Blues Party. Gem Theater K.C. MO 1/22/00.
Clay Goldstein at the Grand Emporium
Only Clay Goldstein's closed eyes, backwards ball cap and hands are visible as he blows into an amplified harmonica during the K.C. Blues & Jazz After Fest Jam at the Grand Emporium., July 23, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Clay Goldstein. K.C. Blues & Jazz After Fest. Jam. Grand Emporium 7/23/00.
Curtis Salgado at the Grand Emporium
Curtis Salgado, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, closes his eyes and turns his head way to the left as he blows into an amplified harmonica he clutches in both hands., March 20, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Curtis Salgado - Grand Emporium. KCMO 3/10/00.
Eric Sardinas and Brody Buster at the Grand Emporium
Eric Sardinas; Brody Buster are one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium. Eric, wearing a cowboy hat and a neck scarf, closes his eyes and lifts his chin as he plays a dobro. Brody, standing to Eric's left, closes his eyes and blows into an amplified harmonica he clutches in both hands., August 31, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Eric Sardinas + Brody Buster. Grand Emporium. Kansas City. MO 8/31/01.
Ernie Locke at the Grand Emporium
Ernie Locke of the band Parlay, looks up to his right as he blows into an amplified harmonica at the Grand Emporium., September 2, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Parlay Ernie Locke. Grand Emporium. K.C. MO 9/2/99.
Evie Quarles and Carey Bell
Evie Quarles and Carey Bell during the All Stars Blues Jam at Blue Heaven Studio in Salina, KS. Evie, glasses resting on her upper forehead, smiles at the photographer as she has her left arm around the shoulder of Carey Bell. Carey Bell smiles directly at the photographer., December 15, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Evie Quarles. Carey Bell. All Star Blues Jam. Blue Heaven Studios. Salina, KS 12/15/02.
Frank "Iron Jaw" Oakley, L.C. Gant, and Dawayne Gilley at the Grand Emporium
Frank "Iron Jaw" Oakley, L.C. Gant, and Dawayne Gilley are smiling at the photographer from their seats during the Kansas City Blues Society's 20th Anniversary at one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Grand Emporium. The crowd is visible behind them., December 14, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Frank "Iron Jaw" Oakley. L.C. Gant. Dawayne Gilley. KCBS 20th Anniv. Celebration. Grand Emporium. K.C.MO 12/14/00.
Iron Jaw Oakley at the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival 2002
Iron Jaw Oakley, wearing a fedora and an open shirt, holds a cigarette between his lips and a harmonica in his right hand beside a microphone during the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival., June 29, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Iron Jaw Oakley. KCKSt. Blues Fest. 3rd & Parallel. KCKS 6/29/02
James Cotton at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
James Cotton, from his left side, closes his eyes tight as he blows into an amplified harmonica at the Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 19, 2007, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., James Cotton. Blues Masters-10 10/19/07.
James Cotton at the Grand Emporium
James Cotton, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, wearing a Blind Willie's baseball cap, looks very surprised as he looks over his left shoulder while holding a harmonica and microphone in his hands at chest level., August 27, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., James Cotton - Grand Emporium - 8/27/98 8/27/98.

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