Dr. Bob McEntyre

[Dr. Bob McEntyre - Painkillers Drummer]

Dr. Bob McEntyre has been the Painkillers Blues Band drummer for the last several years. A steady beat holding everything together. Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep 7/14/21.

Bob's Obituary in the Bloomington Pantagraph

We'll miss you Dr. Bob

Paul Wirth

[Paul Wirth at Iron Post]

Paul was the long time manager of The Iron Post in Urbana. One of the premier venues in the C-U area for Jazz and Blues. Hundreds of excellent shows took place at the Post!

We'll miss you Paul

Paul Wirth Obituary

[Kevin Flowers]

Kevin Flowers

The Champaign-Urbana community mourns the loss of Kevin Flowers. Father, husband, friend and outstanding bass player and blues musician. Your smile will be missed.

Long time bass player with Candy Foster and Shades of Blues. Candy, Tom Grassman, Guido and Kathy Foster played a concert for Kevin outside his house in his final days.

Visit Kevin's Facebook Page for this and other touching memorials

Candy Foster, PCBS and the C-U music community is plannig a Celebration of Kevin's life. We'll let you know about the details as we finalize the plans.

[Jerry Lee Gingery]

Jerry Lee Gingery

Jerry Lee & The Juju Kings competed in the PCBS IBC Challenge in the fall of 2012 and won against 5 other solid bands. They represented Prairie Crossroads at the IBC's in Memphis in January of 2013. Their 2 nights of Quarterfinals competition were in the world famous Rum Boogie Cafe, right on historic Beale St. They put in 2 oustanding sets and although they did not advance to the Semi-Finals PCBS was so proud of their performance.

Jerry had been fighting health problems for many months. Several diagnoses proved to be incorrect. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his lovely wife Leslie, Jerry's family and all his Blues friends.

[Alex Jenkins]

Alex "Wayne" Jenkins
Stay Safe! Wear a Mask! Get Tested for COVID!

Alex Jenkins & The Bombers played the PCBS Blues Jam at Pipa's Pub September 13, 2020.
Thanks to Mike for the pictures and videos!

Rick Scott - Pop's Place
July 31, 1949 - June 28, 2020

[Rick Scott - Pop's Place]

Always smiling ... always friendly. Rick truly made Sunday - Funday! He brought some great blues music to the area. Our thoughts go out to Rick's family and the family at Pop's Place. If you went there once, you were part of the family.

Ray "Popeye" Curtsinger
May 9, 1958 - June 11, 2020

[Ray Popeye Curtsinger]

A Legend in the local C-U Music Scene. Our thoughts go out to Popeyes' family and friends.


Bryan Lee
3/16/43 - 8/21/20

Frank Bey
(born Frank Bass)
1/17/46 - 6/7/20

Lucky Peterson
12/13/64 - 5/17/20

Betty Wright
(born Bessie Regina Norris)
12/21/53 - 5/10/20

Little Richard
Richard Penniman
12/5/32 - 5/9/20

Big George Brock
5/16/32 - 4/10/20

John Prine
10/10/46 - 4/7/20

Bill Withers
7/4/38 - 3/30/20

Little Charlie Baty
1953 - 3/6/20

Henry Gray
1/9/25 - 2/17/20

PCBS remembers our Friend - Joyce Volkman
PCBS Member, Super Volunteer, WEFT Arishifter
Blues Promoter & Supporter

[Joyce Volkman photo]

Joyce passed July 26, 2019

Joyce helped PCBS with our PCBS Blues Fests, helped arrange artists for our Jams, helped organize the Susan Williams/Andy Duncanson jams at the Looney Bin. She was a tireless promoter of blues music.

Joyce also became involved with WEFT 90.1 FM as an Airshifter, Volunteer and Supporter. She did a World Music show and subbed on numerous blues shows. She became a member of the Programming Committee, to help select WEFT programming. Her knowledge about blues and music in general was a valuable addition to both PCBS and WEFT.

Dave Bartholomew
12/24/18 - 6/23/19

Paul Alton 'Lil Buck' Sinegal
1/14/44 - 6/10/19

Dr. John
Born Malcolm John Rebennack
11/20/41 - 6/6/19

Dave Wright
10/13/53 - 5/26/19
WEFT Blues Airshifter
Supporter of Blues Music and Blues Musicians everywhere!

PCBS Remembers Dave Wright

Cash McCall
(born Morris Dollison Jr.)
1/28/40 - 4/20/19
Nola Blue Records on Facebook

Michael Ledbetter
Mike passed 1/21/2019
he was only 33 years old
Truly, that brother was the future of the blues
- Andy Duncanson

Abraham Johnson
December 29, 1945 - November 27, 2018


Jody Williams
2/3/1935 - 12/1/2018

Eddie C. Campbell
5/6/1939 - 11/20/2018

Otis Rush
4/29/1935 - 9/29/2018

Lazy Lester
(born Leslie Carswell Johnson)
6/20/1933 - 8/22/2018

Matt "Guitar" Murphy
(born Matthew Tyler Murphy)
12/29/1929 - 6/15/2018

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater
(born Edward Harrington)
1/10/1935 - 6/1/2018

Deborah Coleman
10/03/1956 - 4/12/2018

Blues Hall of Famer
Eddie Shaw

3/20/1937 - 1/29/2018

Denise LaSalle
(born as Ora Denise Allen)
7/16/1939 - 1/8/2018