a little bit of sadness I'm now announcing that I'll be moving the
performing unit of Poke Chop and The Other White Meats out of Maine
where I've been performing since 2006 and relocating to Charleston
South Carolina. New adventures, new band mates, new sound, new
fun. Come look us up as we await our return to Maine for some
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For booking please contact the
following . . .
Ron Gill: 207-602-6708
Voted 2013 "Best Blues Act" by the Portland Phoenix
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home of ...
PokeChop and The Other
White MeatSelected The Portland Phoenix 2013 Best Blues Act
Blues, Rockin' Soul, Rockin'
Country, Johnny Cash and
Rock and Roll to the people.
From New Orleans to
band is influenced by
many the storied and soulful blues acts up and down the Mississippi,
Burnside, Carville, Baton Rouge, Lettsworth, Blackhawk and
But that's not to say you won't find some west coast swing or a little
Texas twang in an evening's
has taken on many faces and feels, as much a celebration as a
plaintive call and Poke Chop and The Other White Meat brings them all
to life once again. Our disk PORK PIE SPECIAL explores
several of these routes in an EP consisiting of 7 original works.
Get yours now at any scheduled performance, or download
online at Bandcamp. Remember this is...
The Portland Phoenix 2013 Best Blues Act
PLUS you can find
a copy of our single,
Also, be sure to check out the
calendar and come see us at any number of classy
venues who are hosting us. After all we're The Portland Phoenix 2013 Best Blues Act.
2006-2016 was a great time in Maine and we'll continue the tradition of the
blues/soul/county/roll as Poke Chop heads south.
as always, tell your friends, tell your babysitter, tell your teachers,
tell the mailman, come on out and party some with us! Join us on FACEBOOK! The economy is picking up and
you're going to need a place to spend some of that stimulus money!
We're debuting some new clubs every month, which means that it'll
only be a short drive to wherever it is we're playing tonight.
We haven't seen you lately. The nights are getting shorter
so opportunity is knocking to get out and have some fun! Be sure
to get out and support your local live music venue as well as the
musicians. For them it's a labor of love, they do it for your
Meanwhile check the schedule as we keep workin'
through the winter. We routinely eclipse 100 performances a year.
Well The Portland Blues Jam has once again gone on hiatus. Check out it's status on Facebook. No sour grapes here, movin on and be sure
to support the other venues which host Blues music and show the
what makes the blues so great.
get out and support live music at your local establishment and if we're
in town we'd LOVE to have you hear us! Check the schedule and
stop by. Checkout the Maine
Blues Society or the Low Country Blues Club website, join! Support the Blues! See ya soon!
right, OFFICIAL Poke Chop and TOWM limited edition t-shirts now come in
black, navy and cranberry! Sporting our mascot, pimp and shill,
el Puerquito, in all of his belting out the blues glory! Check
them out, a measly $10 ($12 for XXL)for you to be stylin about town
showing off the love of your favorite blues band. (SOLD OUT FOR NOW)
Gill, aka "Pokechop", has been playing rockin' rhythm and blues guitar
for any number of years now.
He was born in New York City but spent most of his life in the west.
What began in
a small Colorado cowtown as an experiment at playing a musical
instrument in the1960's
during the heyday of the British Invasion turned into a lifetime
of study and devotion to the guitar, harmonica and all styles of the
blues. Influences are many as would be expected over the period
of this long a time but current favorites are Little Charlie Baty,
Freddie King and Hollywood Fats on guitar, James Harman and of
course Little Walter on harmonica and Jimmy Reed and Lucky Peterson for
their songwriting skills. He is currently involved in a
relocation to Charleston SC. Other groups he's performed in are
Phantom Freeway Rhythm and Blues Revue, Otis T. and the Hammers, Cindy
Sweeney and Wichita River and Plymouth Rock, and The Blues Mafia in
Portland ME. Did I mention, Once
upon a time the blues boarded a riverboat down in New Orleans. . .
us up when we come to your neighborhood, support your local musical
establishment and have
a great time!
We're The Portland Phoenix 2013 Best Blues Act
for cryin' out loud. We'll be layin' down the blues grooves all
up and down the coastal stretches of North, South Carolina and Florida.
Come say howdy so we can get to know you.
The Other White Meat
driving an unforgettable beat is their trade, these men
the rock solid rhythm section that is the hallmark of dance music
around the world.
There are 16 TONs of bluesplayers both past and present. Want to know who
was born today, or who passed on in the
world of the blues? Find their vital statistics at eRic's Blues
us an email and we'll
add you to the mailing list for updates on shows, and appearances! (email@example.com)
Maybe you'd like to peruse the list of
songs we cover along with our own creations.
Find out more about us and our
schedule, happenings, friends, events
and all sorts of other stuff at our page on Facebook.
So what does it look like when Poke
Chop and The Other White Meat hit the road?
you love blues? If so check out Murphy's
Saloon, podcast home of the blues. He hosts a weekly hour
long show of blues artists, new, old, known and unknown! He's
even played some of my stuff! Tell him Poke Chop sent you!
everywhere you go these days you're besieged with pre-programmed,
MIDI'ed, sampled, synthesized, pop drivel. Seems the era of the
blues musician is going the way of the vinyl record.
the future the only place you're going to get a chance to experience
this form of ART is in your home theater after visiting your local
get out your hats and sunglasses because in the great tradition
of B.B King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and the Blues Brothers, we're
going to rock your soul with . . .
Other White Meat!