|Photos from the 2003 Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, Missouri|
|The yearly parade, with period autos and costumes,, as photographed from outside the Ragtime Store, one of the best collections of ragtime music in the world.|
|Jeff Barnhart (with Brian Holland) after a spontaneous duet.|
|Butch Thompson performing in the Stark Pavillion.
Through a series of coinicidences, I ended up subbing for this great master of the genre once during the 2003 Festival. I just heard the question "Does anyone in the audience here play piano?". Lucky for me, I did not know who I was subbing for.
|There's Jeff again, with piano partner, Brian Holland, on the right.|
|Sue Keller, pianist, singer, and founder of the Ragtime Press with Steve Standiford, the ragtime surgeon.|
|(photo by Brian Hawkins)|
|My mother and I at the Festival for the first time [of many to come].|
|Glenn Jenks playing "after hours".|
|(All photographs on this page - and on this site - including this one of the Scott Joplin Mural in Sedalia, Missouri, by Paula P. Youens, except where noted)|