B.B. King playing peek-a-boo and the blues, Red Lion Inn in Sacramento, CA, June 5, 1988.
Dizzy Gillespie performing in Oak Park, CA, as part of a sponsored concert series. After a stunning two-hour set of “Be Bop and Beyond,” Joe Serna, Mayor of Sacramento, presented Dizzy with the “Key to the City,” June 25, 1988.
John Lee Hooker tearing into a memorable blues set at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. The concert was All Our Colors: The Good Road, which was a benefit for Native Americans, October 10, 1992. He was joined on stage by fellow blues guitarist Ry Cooder.
Lauren Hill is the last artist to perform her set at the Mammoth Event Center, February 27, 1999. The week prior, she had won six Grammy awards.
Ray Charles enjoying the Fifteenth Annual Sacramento Blues Festival, CA, September 22, 1991.
(Photo 1) Stevie Ray Vaughan playing Texas blues just like ringing a bell, Freeborn Hall, Davis, CA, December 3, 1984. The night before, I saw him receive six awards from Guitar Player. (Photo 2) Stevie Ray Vaughan sharing his Texas blues with the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA, October 9, 1988.