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.
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.
Hank Walther of the band Roomful of Blues, one to the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, from his right, wearing a fedora, leans over a keyboard his is playing and looks seriously at his hands on the keys.
Henry Townsend, wearing a bowler hat, suit and striped shoes, sits and looks down at a keyboard he is playing during the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival. Marquise Knox stands on stage behind Henry playing the guitar, also wearing a bowler hat.
Miss Honey Piazza puts her left arm around the shoulders of Evie Quarles. They lean in towards each other so their heads touch. Both are seated and smiling at the photographer. Evie wears a camera vest with many signatures written on it.
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.