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.
John Wilson, wearing a Batman ball cap and a Hawaiian print shirt, closes his eyes as he sings into a microphone held in his right hand at B. B.'s Lawnside Bar-B-Q during the Kansas City Blues Society 3rd Annual Acoustic Showcase.
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.
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.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, one of the national acts to perform during the Acoustic Blues Showcase at BB's Lawnside BBQ, wearing a baseball cap, sits right among the audience as he sings into a microphone and plays an acoustic guitar. The clutched hands and baseball cap of a harmonica player are visible behind Honeyboy. The seated crowd surrounds the two performers.
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.
Marvine McKeithen holds up Bobby Rush's hand and arm as she smiles and speaks into a microphone on the stage at one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Club Paradox. There are two unidentified women standing behind Bobby and Marvine.
Larry Garner, wearing a fedora, closes his eyes as he plays the guitar at one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Club Paradox. An unidentified band of a keyboard player, a drummer, and a bass player are surrounding Larry. A disco ball is above Larry's head.