Richard Bell playing accordion at the
Distillery Blues Festival in Toronto in 2005.
Photos by Bill King. Published with permission from the photographer.
Bill King is well-known in Canada as a blues/jazz musician, festival organiser and photographer. Back in the '60s he was Janis Joplin's first piano player after she split from Big Brother and the Holding Company -- so King occupied the post that Richard Bell would take a year or so later.