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.
Ahmad Alaadeen sits in front of the bar playing a tenor saxophone while performing at BB's Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri. An unidentified man sits next to Ahmad at the bar looking at Ahmad as Ahmad performs.
Big Joe Maher, one of the national acts to perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ for the Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash, stands and speaks into a microphone he holds in his left hand as he raises his right hand above his head.
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.
Jessie Mae Hemphill, wearing an elaborate cutwork jacket and a bejeweled cap, smiles over her left shoulder at B. B.'s Lawnside Bar-B-Q during the Kansas City Blue Society 3rd Annual Acoustic Showcase.
Little Hatch smiles as he sits on a folding chair behind an amplifier and in front of speakers at BB's Lawnside BBQ for Provine "Little" Hatch's 80th birthday celebration. Three unidentified smiling music fans are in the picture with him. Two white women put their heads on each of his shoulders while and African American male kneels to Little Hatch's left and rests his right hand on Little Hatch's left knee. One woman wears a baseball cap with an "F" on it. the African American music fan wears a plaid jacket over a hoodie.
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.
Provine "Little" Hatch, wearing overalls, stands and stares down at a sheet cake decorated for his 80th birthday party at BB's Lawnside BBQ. Lindsay Shannon stands to Little Hatch's left holding the cake with his glasses just at the end of his nose. He's wearing a Little Hatch shirt. The head of an identified white man is visible behind Little Hatch's head.
Diunna Greenleaf, one of the national acts to perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ for the Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash, from her right side, opens her mouth wide and closes her eyes as she sings into a microphone she clutches with both hands.
Larry Griffin and Arthur Williams, national acts to perform at the Acoustic Blues Showcase at BB's Lawnside BBQ, both wearing fedoras, sit side by side playing their instruments. Larry, playing an acoustic guitar, looks straight ahead. Arthur's left side is only visible to us as he blows into an amplified harmonica he clutches with both hands.
Lloyd Spiegel, leaning against a wooden fence along with a guitar case with many bumper stickers on it, legs crossed at the ankle, head tilted down, looks up as he strums a guitar at B. B.'s Lawnside Bar-B-Q during the Kansas City Blues Society 3rd Annual Acoustic Showcase.
Bill Dye stands behind the drum set and smiles over his right shoulder at the photographer as he holds an electric guitar. He stands beside the drummer, John Hobbs, who is wearing a drum-themed shirt and smiling at the photographer. An unidentified guitarist stands to the left of the drum set holding a guitar and looking at the photographer. An unidentified man with his eyes closed stands behind the guitarist. John Paul Drum stands in front of the drum set and the unidentified guitarist, smiling, holding an amplified harmonica and wearing a harmonica belt and a bandana around his neck at B. B.'s Lawnside BBQ.
Arthur Williams, one of the national acts to perform during the Acoustic Blues Showcase at BB's Lawnside BBQ, wearing a fedora and sunglasses, blows into an amplified harmonica he clutches in both hands.