King  Biscuit Blues Fest; Helena ,AR

Lifetime Achievement Award;

My harp-playing partner and friend, City Hall Records CEO, Robin Cohn and wife Grace; Baltimore, MD

Mish and me; York, PA

Chicago Blues Festival

Blues friend and mentor, Jim O' Neal;

Junior Kimbough's Juke Joint; 

Veteran Living Blues Staff © Robert Barclay 2002; The Chicago Blues Festival

with Bob Koester, Steve Tomashefsky, Richard Shurman, Justin O'Brien, Jim O'Neal, Dawayne Gilley,

Amy van Singel, Robert Pruter, Chirs Strachwitz, and Scott Baretta


My friends, Bluesman Jerry Ricks and girlfriend Nancy; Baltimore, MD

 Robert Lockwood, Jr.; Cleveland, OH

Presenting John Hammond the 

Atwater and Stir gigging in North Beach, San Francisco, CA, at The Coffee Gallery, 1968 / Martin Block, Bass; Robin Cohn, harp/Photo©Bennett Hoffman


photo © Bennett Hoffman

HollySprings, MS

 Sunflower Blues Festival; Clarksdale, MS

Tramps, NYC ( Donna in foreground)

Chicago Bluesfest; © Barclay, 2002

My friend, photographer Jack Vartoogian; Chicago Blues Fest

 Great bluesman, Honeyboy Edwards;

With my friend, Barry Dolins, Director; 

Rehearsal for Freddie Roulette's "Back in Chicago" with Willie Kent and The Gents, featuring Chico Banks. West Side, Chicago.©Jim Fraher 2007

Before interviewing Otis Rush;

Blues panel, Chicago Blues Festival

Bluesman Jerry Ricks;Thanksgiving, Poconos, PA; ©Tomko 2006

Iconic blues historian Paul Oliver; 

Interviewing an early hero,  folk music great Jack Elliott / Chicago Bluesfest; © Tomko 2010

at the Attic, 1967 / Martin Block, Bass / 

Gigging in North Beach,San Francisco,

Interviewing my friend and mentor, the incomparable Bill Ferris / Chicago Blues Fest; © Tomko2010


   Poconos  Blues Festival, PA.

Blues panel, Memphis, TN

​My Brother Bennett with my ex, Donna; West Palm Beach, FLA

World Premiere: Three Songs For Bluesman and Orchestra; Chicago

Haight-Ashbury .. the 60's-Fillmore; SanFrancisco, CA

My Handy Award; Memphis, TN.

Lovely blues friend (The) Liz; Poconos Bluesfest ©Tomko ; 1994