The Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring, promoting and keeping the Blues alive. Its annual W.C. Handy Awards ceremony in Memphis is the apex of the blues year. Find out more about the Foundation, the Handys and numerous other great events by clicking on the image or the highlighted link.
The blues ladies you see above performed at the 1999 Lifetime Achievement Awards show in Los Angeles last October. As "official photog" for the event, I not only got to hear them sing but got them to pose, too. It doesn't get much better than that. Read Bob Merlis' review of the gala, along with my photos rendered in black and white, at
If you want to see what they'd look like in full color, click here: