Photos by David Horwitz

Photographer David Horwitz began photographing blues musicians in California in 1971, developing and printing limited edition images. He moved to Tucson in 1982 and perfected his photography, specializing in black & white behind-the-scenes photos. He traveled the country developing friendships with musicians at festivals and clubs from California to Arkansas. He loved teaching photo workshops to share his expertise. David received the “Keeping the Blues Alive” Award for photography in 1999, and was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. He passed away in July, 2015. To learn more about his work please contact Dr. Margaret Drugay at

Jessie Mae Hemphill

William Clarke

Willie Dixon & Bo Diddley

John Lee Hooker

Bo Diddley

B.B. King

Champion Jack Dupree

Buddy Guy & Jr. Wells

Albert King

Lester Davenport & Frank Frost

John Hammond & Johnny Shines

James Brown

James Harman Band

Precious Bryant

Robert Ward

Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin

Otis Rush

Sam Myers & Robert Lockwood, Jr.

Walter Lininger & James “Son” Thomas

Little Milton

Nappy Brown

Willie Nelson & Koko Taylor

Bob Corritore and Snooky Pryor

Honey Piazza

Jay McShann

Jimmy Rogers

Al Green

Clifford Solomon

Little Milton’s bus.

Charles Barkley with the Kenny Neal Band

Henry Gray

Snooky Pryor.

Honeyboy Edwards signed photo.

Honeyboy Edwards signed photo.

Henry Gray

Louisiana Red

Willie Dixon with Scott Meyers, Buddy Reed and Bob Corritore.

Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, Big Time Sarah, Chico Chism at the El Casino Ballroom, Tucson, 1990.


James Harman, Chris Cain, Junior Wells.

Bob Corritore scan 2021 (3)

Robert Lockwood

Buddy & Robt. Jr

Buddy Guy and Robert Lockwood Jr.

Pinetop & Sonny

Old friends! Pinetop Perkins and Sonny Payne embrace in a true Helena, Arkansas moment.

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One thought on “Photos by David Horwitz

  1. Awesome pictures! So happy to see Precious Bryant in the collection! I knew her back in the 1980s’. I managed an auto tire service store just 15 miles North of her home. She didn’t drive, but she had a car and a chauffeur! She was very sweet, honest and humble; never said much about her music (she was living it). She had a charge account with me and never missed a payment. I was watching the movie “Black Snake Moan “ recently and I heard Precious singing “Morning Train “ and I couldn’t believe my ears! I waited for the credits and sure enough I had indeed heard Precious Bryant!! I so wish she was alive so that I could go the
    15 miles to tell her! Precious Memories has an additional meaning for me.

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