Photo Gallery: Blues411’s Best Photos of 2015

It’s Throwback Thursday for Blues411, well just a 12313981_1107230745954484_2619813449974241903_nshort throw actually.


The esteemed eyes of Blues411, Leslie K. Joseph has gone through her over 20,000 photos from the year and decided that these would be her best of the best.


This was not an easy task,” said Leslie. “there are so many different ways of looking at photos, and to narrow it down to just over a baker’s dozen, from my point of view is truly difficult”.


We here at Blues411 think she did a splendid job. What makes it even more special is that she included her thoughts on each shot. Divulging what she was looking for or what she was intending to do with the photo – that takes us into her mind set and that’s always fascinating.


Of note, for me, was the Sugarray Rayford shot with Willie C. Campbell in front of a crowded stage and Ray just being Ray is top flight. Then there is the pure soul and spitfire of Annika Chambers and the IMG_4898stark calm of Rev. Billy C. Wirths while listening to some early gospel roots of blues.


I also like the photo of Ronnie Earl. Those of us who have been blessed to see him perform can attest that this is the quintessential photo of him in performance. It captures all the fervent feelings, and the resident calm that is within his soul as he plays for us.


There are many more (sixteen to be exact) to be found on our Smugmug page – visit it here:


Hope they bring a smile to your face and a song to your heart as we move forward in 2016.


Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
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 Where Blues Thrives
 Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411
Photo of Leslie:  Terry Slagle

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