The Port City Blues Players have been delighting fans and helping the Big Steam Blues & Roots Music Festival shine for 3 amazing years! Their soulful, bluesy performances have brought so much energy to both the fans and the festival itself, creating an unforgettable experience.”

— Joe Powell, Big Steam Blues & Roots Music Festival

About PCBP

Blues Focused Music

The “Port City Blues Players” are all avid supporters of Port City Blues Society, an organization affiliated with The Blues Foundation and dedicated to preserving the blues art form. This collection of seasoned multicultural musicians plays frequently for concerts, festivals, clubs, casinos, blues jams, fund raisers and other events. The band plays regularly at the Port City Blues Society weekly blues jam in historic downtown Pine Bluff, Arkansas at RJ's Grill & Bar. 

Regular members of the band include Jerry McCoy (guitar, vocals), Dave Sadler (guitar, vocals), Mark Morgan (guitar, vocals), Butch Scaife (guitar, vocals), C. Roscoe Willis (bass), Gene Cooper (keyboards) and Lex Capraitalia (drums). The group is frequently joined by other area musicians. The band’s music consists of both traditional and modern blues reflecting each member’s years of stage and studio experience.    

The Port City Blues Players have been booked for festivals including Big Steam Blues & Roots Music Festival, Smoke on the Water BBQ & Music Festival, Hot Springs Blues Fest, KASU Monster Grooves Newport, Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival and the Bradley County Reunion Festival. The band was featured for 21 straight weeks for Blues Night at Saracen Casino Resort on the Legends Bar stage. The Port City Blues Players have recently shared the stage with blues legends Bobby Rush and Eric Gales, among others.  

From L to R: Gene Pops Cooper, George Butch Scaife, Dave Sadler, Jerry McCoy, Roscoe Willis, Lex Capraitalia, Mark Morgan