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.
Jessie Mae Hemphill, wearing an elaborate cutwork jacket and a bejeweled cap, smiles over her left shoulder at B. B.'s Lawnside Bar-B-Q during the Kansas City Blue Society 3rd Annual Acoustic Showcase.
Koko Taylor, neck and chest wet with perspiration, closes her eyes and lifts her head to her right, as she smiles and sings into a microphone she is holding in her right hand during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival:
Ray Charles, and overcoat draped over his shoulders, looks at the floor to his right as he shakes the hand of a seated Myra Taylor who is wearing a sparking fez-type cap. They were one of the national acts to perform at the Music Hall.
Bob Stroger, wearing a cowboy had with a peacock feather in the hat band, crouches down to the left of a seated Myra Taylor and Carol Fran and extends his arms around them at the 5th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at the Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS.
Diunna Greenleaf, one of the national acts to perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ for the Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash, from her right side, opens her mouth wide and closes her eyes as she sings into a microphone she clutches with both hands.
Carol Fran and Myra Taylor sit side by side and smile at the photographer at the 5th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS. The audience is visible in pews sitting behind Carol and Myra.
Lydia Kassam stands behind as Chad Kassam kneels beside, holding Jasmin Kassam, Myra Taylor all dressed up and sitting in a wheelchair during the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival. All are smiling directly at the photographer.
Raindogs & Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, stand in a group grinning at the photographer are Jim Herbert, Gaye Adegbalola, Phil Smith, Mike Roark, Andrea Faye, Karla Petrie, and Ann Rabson.