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.
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.
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.
Bill Stuve's head and hands, a member of the band, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, looks seriously to his left at the neck of a string bass he is gently plucking.