Poke Chop and The Other White Meats

Poke Chop and The Other White Meats

 Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Rockin' blues, Rockin' Soul, Rockin Country, Rock and Roll.


Whether it's a rootsy rockin, party on the dance floor, a kicking up your heels hoe-down, or a sultry evening of down home blues; With  Poke Chop and TOWM (The Other White Meats), the music will be a hit.  We have recently been voted BEST BLUES ACT in the Portland  Phoenix's Best of 2013 music poll and have received a NOMINATION FOR BLUES ACT OF THE YEAR from the New England Music Awards, opened many a show for touring acts and played international dates from Colorado to Minnesota to Maine to the Marshall Islands to entertain.  Everywhere we go a good time certainly follows.

The band, formed originally on the front range of the Rockies, playing the Denver and surrounding area since the early '90's. The guitarist/vocalist/front man for the 4 piece "Rockin' Blues, Rockin' Soul, Rockin' Country and Rock and Roll" band is Ron Gill based in the Charleston SC area. Forming the rest of the band are Bruce Couillard on saxophone; Ryan Halliburton on bass and Steven Forest Hamblen on drums.

Our schedule gets us ranging wide, with over 120 performances a year, you'll find this has led to a serious understanding of the dynamics of the entertainment business. 
As we would like to offer our entertainment services in the near future may I direct you to our all encompassing website, http://www.poke-chop.com/ for little glimpse of what it is we can provide.  There you can find audio, biographies, and links to our appearance at the 2012 International Blues Challenge in  Memphis TN as well as , as well as an appearance on the show 207.  You can also find our single "Sweet Pea Boogie" recorded at Sun  studios.  I hope you'll recognize a few strong points we bring to our show.

First we're here to entertain. We believe in high energy classic danceable music with good personal interaction with your clientele. We are well rehearsed and play some well recieved originals as well as many popular favorites.

Next, as a group with over 100 years of experience, we take an extremely professional approach to our act and try to 'raise the bar' for live music. We have an eclectic mix of both recognizable and somewhat obscure numbers to which we give our own unique touch as well as our own compositions. I think our track record attests to the confidence of our hosts in our ability to entertain and excite. Whether it is behavior, dress, audience interaction, or exceeding a venues' expectations, we stress an air of professionalism at all of our performances, we work with you to help you be successful. Keep the show rolling, keep the audience entertained.

You can see by the historical schedule that we've been working in Maine for the past 10 years and are now branching out.  We have a wealth of experience interacting with our audience from hosting weekly blues jam events in the southern Maine area and everywhere we play there are a lot of great comments on how the evening went. References are available upon request.

Set List



Casting My Spell On You

Cold Sweat


Give Me Back My Wig


I Think I Love You Too Much

Keep a knockin

Manic Depression

Pink Cadillac/3rd Stone



Shake your Moneymaker

Sugar Coated Love



Sweet Virginia

Tee Ni Nee Ni Nu



Times Gettin' Tough

Train Don't Stop

Up The Line

Walkin To My Baby

Way down in the hole

We gotta get outta this place

Whippin' Post


Why Get Up

Why Me


You Don't Love Me