Rosco Gordon plays a grand piano and sings into a microphone as Doug James waits, sitting on a high stool at the head of the piano looking down at the floor while holding a baritone saxophone between his legs at the 4th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS.
Roy Searcy, wearing a pinstripe suit and a fedora hat, grins at the photographer with a cake in front of him that has written in frosting, "God Bless You Roy - Kansas City Loves You Happy 81 Birthday" during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater.
Ann Rabson, from the left, looks out over the keyboard she is playing and sings into a microphone on Beale Street, Memphis, for the W.C. Handy Awards. A drum set and a brick wall is visible behind her.
Karla Peterie of the blues band, Rain Dogs, stands and plays a washboard with drum set brushes as her hair blows in the wind. The washboard is fitted with a horn, a cowbell, and other percussive elements.
Denise Brown, with pleading eyes, sings into a microphone she holds in her left hand as she holds her right above her head at the 6th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS.
Kelley Hunt and Johnnie Johnson were an national act that performed at Liberty Hall in Lawrence KS. Kelley Hunt sings into a microphone as she stands behind and looking at Johnnie Johnson playing the piano. Johnnie wear a leather Irish cap. Two bottles of water are in the foreground sitting on the piano edge.
Bill Stuve's head and hands, a member of the band, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, looks seriously to his left at the neck of a string bass he is gently plucking.
Provine "Little" Hatch's head and hands are visible in the photograph as he plays harmonica into a microphone at BB's Lawnside BBQ for his 80th birthday. He's wearing a plaid shirt. The straps of his bib overalls visible in the photograph. He is facing to the photographer's left.