Photos from the 2003 Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, Missouri
Link to The Ragtime Store
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.
Link to Butch Thompson's web site
Jeff Barnhart (with Brian Holland) after a spontaneous duet.
Link to Jeff Barnhart's web site
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.
Link to Holland Entertainment
Link to the Ragtime Press
There's Jeff again, with piano partner, Brian Holland, on the right.
Link to W. Brett Youens Ragtime Page
Link to Glenn Jenks web site.
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)