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 formed the Country Roundup in 2001, with the idea that it would be the two of them and whoever else they could round up. 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.

Jeanie and Chuck at home

Chuck writes a monthly column in the Bluegrass Breakdown and emcees at shows and events. Check the Roundup archives at the myspace blog for Chuck's musings about bluegrass and country music, and life in San Francisco.