Jeanie and Chuck's Country
Roundup plays honky tonk and bluegrass
music on acoustic instruments, entertaining
the audience through music, humor, and showmanship. They specialize
in country duets and honky tonk songs, with strong vocals that highlight
the rich emotion of classic country music. They perform at festivals, cafes, nightclubs and other music
venues around the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as private parties
and benefits. They've played at the San Francisco Bluegrass and
Old Time Festival, and Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park (before it became "Hardly").
Jeanie and Chuck Poling have been
playing music together since 1982. They perform as a duo or 'round up' musician friends as the Country Roundup. Jeanie grew up on
Long Island and had the accent removed
through surgery. She always liked to sing and has been playing guitar
since her teens. Chuck is a native of San Francisco's Mission
District who attributes his interest in American roots music to
his distaste for bad 1970s pop music. He chose to create his very
own foreign exchange program by attending college at the University
of Mississippi. His four years at Ole Miss taught him to appreciate
the music and paradoxes of Southern culture.
and Chuck at home
Chuck has been the emcee at the Rooster Stage at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass since 2012. Send us an email at polingsf at gmail.com if you'd like to receive emails about our shows and Chuck's musings about bluegrass and country music,
and life in San Francisco.