photo © Bennett Hoffman

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


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

My friend, photographer Jack Vartoogian; Chicago Blues Fest

 Great bluesman, Honeyboy Edwards;

With my friend, Barry Dolins, Director; 

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

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

 Robert Lockwood, Jr.; Cleveland, OH

Chicago Blues Festival

Blues panel, Memphis, TN

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

My Handy Award; Memphis, TN.

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

Junior Kimbough's Juke Joint; 

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

Chicago Bluesfest; © Barclay, 2002

King  Biscuit Blues Fest; Helena ,AR

Lifetime Achievement Award;

World Premiere: Three Songs For Bluesman and Orchestra; Chicago

Before interviewing Otis Rush;

Blues panel, Chicago Blues Festival

Presenting John Hammond the 

Iconic blues historian Paul Oliver; 

   Poconos  Blues Festival, PA.

HollySprings, MS

Tramps, NYC ( Donna in foreground)

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

Mish and me; York, PA

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

Blues friend and mentor, Jim O' Neal;

 Sunflower Blues Festival; Clarksdale, MS

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