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Barrelhouse Chuck ~ The Mud Morganfield Band

Mud Morganfield's piano player seems to have laser beam eyes.


As long as I had such unfettered officially unoficial wristbanded press-credentialed 'is that guy cool' access to the entire Blues Fest I wanted to capture everyone I could... even the guys tucked back on the stage... the guys that don't get photographed too often.


'Who'd you say you were with again?'


'Look on the list! It's View Minder!'


'Well I suggest looking under 'Minder.'


'Of course it's my real name... look at my business card!'


'Why would I put a fake name on my business card?'


'Where's your boss? I don't have time for this!'


'What's your name?'


'Is this your first time working Blues Fest?'


I don't need no 'Press Pit Bracelet' do you know who I am?'


I crouched and I crawled over cables and gear and I tried to keep it low...


I shot fast and tried to get as many great shots as I could and I wasn't able to get a lot of people's names.


If anyone can put a name to any of these photographs without one I'd appreciate it.


THANK YOU TO CONTEST WINNER 'MewDeep' from flickr for correctly identifying 'Barrelhouse Chuck' in this photograph!


MewDeep states that Barrelhouse Chuck is 'multi-talented' but he doesn't specify what those other talents are...


It seemed that the players that don't get photographed too much dug the shootin' and they'd light up...


Of course this light came from the heavens...


And on that note I'd like to dedicate this photograph and this heavenly beam of light to my friend Joel Rich.

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Taken on June 12, 2011