Bass / HARMONY VOCALS
Born in Memphis and reared in Mississippi, Chuck fell in love with Western and classic country music as his family sang together on their front porch. He has been performing professionally since the age of fourteen. Working first as a guitarist, mandolinist, and vocalist, he relocated to the San Francisco Bay area in the mid-1980s and began intensive jazz bass studies. Soon he was recording and performing, often concurrently, in swing, jazz, blues, country, and folk groups. Chuck has worked with scores of musicians, including steel-guitar legend Bobby Black, and continues to perform with his wife, Sylvia Herold, an accomplished guitarist and vocalist. Always eager to spread the joy of music, Chuck has taught at music camps along the West Coast and has been the resident bass instructor at the venerable Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. “It’s an immense honor to be a part of this amazing musical legacy that is the Sons of the Pioneers,” says Chuck.