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.
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.
The Levee Town Band stand together for a photo at the Grand Emporium. Jimmie Meade holds a harmonica. Brandon Hudspeth smiles and holds an electric guitar. Jan Faircloth smiles right at the photographer. Jacque Garoutte holds a bass and smiles to the right of the photographer.
Roland Allen closes his eyes and grimaces as he sings into a microphone and plays a guitar with Don Shipps behind him with his eyes closed as he plays a guitar also at the Grand Emporium for the Kansas City Blues Society April Jam.
Spoon Wilson and D.C. Bellamy, standing wearing beefeater costumes, and an unidentified woman, have crowned Little Hatch the king during the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival. The seated audience is visible behind this group.
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.
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,
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.
Rick Yord, seated on an amplifier and holding an upright bass, with Tom Hall, seated on a bar stool and strumming a guitar while looking at Rick to his right, and Greg Camp, also seated on a bar stool and strumming a guitar, looks directly at the photographer, together form a blues band performing at Winslow's BBQ.
Group photograph of all of the participants in the 5th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads, Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS. The Masters stand between the pews looking up distrustingly to their right with Blue Masters at the Crossroads banners hung behind the group.
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.
Honey Piazza, a member of the band, Mighty Flyers, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, looks up over her right shoulder as she sits and plays a keyboard. A guitar neck and a bass player are visible behind her right shoulder.
Harry Hypolite sits in the middle of the 39th Street Blues Band in a double-breasted white suit and satin Nehru collar shirt, wearing a cap, in the Blue Room, 18th & Vine. Big John [Amaro] stands behind Harry's right shoulder wearing a Irish-type cap and tinted glasses and a gold chain necklace.
Eric Bibb, from his right, stands as he sings into a microphone and plays an acoustic guitar next to Dave Bronze, who is seated and looking down while he plays guitar. They are a national act that performed at the Grand Emporium.