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.
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.
Pinetop Perkins, from the left, sits on stage at a grand piano, wearing a bowler hat while he performs at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival. The audience is visible between the legs of the piano.
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.
Leonard Ladd of the Roland Allen Band, wearing an Otis Spann t-shirt, sticks his tongue out and looks at the keys as he concentrates on playing a keyboard at the Grand Emporium during the KCBS April Jam.
Bruce Katz plays a grand piano with his head drawn back while Carey Bell blows into an amplified harmonica that he clutches in his hands at the 4th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS.
Dr. John, one of the national acts to perform at the Kansas City Spirit Festival, wearing a fedora, sits at a piano fitted with a microphone and looks to his right to smile directly at the photographer.