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.
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.
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.
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.
Provine "Little" Hatch's head and hands are visible in the photograph as he plays harmonica into a microphone at BB's Lawnside BBQ for his 80th birthday. He's wearing a plaid shirt. The straps of his bib overalls visible in the photograph. He is facing to the photographer's left.
Mark Wenner of the Nighthawks, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, with tattoo sleeves and wearing a shirt with a dragon on it, looks seriously to his right and blows into an amplified harmonica.
Rod Piazza, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, wearing sunglasses, from his left side, blows into an amplified harmonica that he clutches with his left hand and controls the sound with his right.
Little Hatch laughs up to his right as he holds the microphone on the stand at the Grand Emporium. A guitarist is barely visible sitting behind Hatch. A Marcus Roberts Back in the House poster is on the wall behind Little Hatch.
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.
Rich Berry, wearing a harmonica neck holder with a harmonica in it, smiles as he sits behind a microphone, resting a guitar on his right leg, opening a Price Chopper bottle of water at the City Market.
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.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams smiles while looking down as he stands to the right of a seated Little Hatch wearing a printed tuxedo, bowtie, and a fedora. Standing to Little Hatch's left is Millage Gilbert wearing a double breasted suit and a fedora. Millage is smiling directly at the photographer. To the left of Millage is Debbie Dennis who is seated and laughing during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater.