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.
Karla Peterie of the blues band, Rain Dogs, stands and plays a washboard with drum set brushes as her hair blows in the wind. The washboard is fitted with a horn, a cowbell, and other percussive elements.
Group photograph of all of the participants in the 5th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads, Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS. The Masters stand between the pews looking up distrustingly to their right with Blue Masters at the Crossroads banners hung behind the group.
Eddie Shaw, wearing a straw fedora, closes his eyes as he stands behind a microphone and blows into a tenor saxophone that has a microphone pointed as its bell on Beale Street, Memphis, for the W.C. Handy Awards.
Clarence Gatemouth Brown, wearing a cowboy hat and embroidered shirt, smiles to his left as he draws a bow across the strings of a violin during the 4th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS.
Jim Bott of the band the Fabulous Thunderbirds, one of the national acts to perform at the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, wearing a sun hat and Mardi Gras beads, lifts his chin and smiles as he plays a drum set
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.