J C Tokes LIVE at Oklawaha Brewing Company
October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
J.C. Tokes takes the stage at Oklawaha Brewing Company!
Saturday October 24th @ 8 PM!
Note from JC:
My name is Jon Curtis, aka “j.c. Tokes” – yet another one man band. I reign from the lush
mountains of Western North Carolina’s Madison County where moonshine stills and ramshackle
cabins abound. A land of misfits and outlaws. Since my days of youth, music has been my muse,
life, and lover… a feeling shared with all musicians out there, I’m sure. I’ve dabbled with many
instruments in this life but have settled into being a string-stretcher, reed-licker, and ivory-tickler
(guitar, saxophone, piano). My solo act as j.c. Tokes is guitar-based: my voice, my guitar, a kick
drum, and hi-hat which provides a solid beat and can give way to some dancing patrons.
I can best describe my solo adventure as Retro-Country/Americana originals, with a
sprinkling of covers (often older and public domain).
In my last band (Rockabilly/Honky-Tonk) I was playing keyboard and singing. We reached
the status of number one Rockabilly for our region on ReverbNation. We played many local venues
and did a 6 week tour to the west coast. From there I transitioned to playing one-man-band gigs
with keyboard and kick drums but decided, as a solo act, it worked better to move back to one of
my original instruments, the guitar. I currently also play keyboard and sing in a folk duo, and was
recently playing alto saxophone in a local Grateful Dead cover band, but I most love spending my
time offering this brand of “j.c. Tokes” performance.
You can get a rough idea of some of my music from some releases from my recent CD “Broke
Down” and some smartphone recording sessions:
Some other links:
I can play a three hour tour… actually, longest show now running at four and a half. Here’s an
incomplete list of venues in which I’ve played:
…in NC (Asheville+): Ben’s Tune-Up, Blue Ridge Taproom, By-Water, the Burger Bar, College
Street Pub, Good Stuff (Marshall), Jack of the Wood, Joint Next Door (Fairview), New Mountain,
No Name Bar (Sylva), the One-Stop, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pisgah Brewery (Swannanoa), Sly Grog
Lounge, Town Pump (Black Mountain), Tressas, 31 Patton.
…elsewhere: Midtown Billiards (Little Rock, AR), La Cocina (Tucson, AZ), Rhythm Room
(Official!) (Phoenix, AZ), Bocci’s Cellar (Santa Cruz, CA), Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub (Sebastopol,
CA), Johnny V’s (San Jose, CA), Redding Grows (Redding, CA), Sweet Springs Saloon (Los Osos,
CA), Elbo Room (Chicago, IL), Mutiny (Chicago, IL), Walnut Street Winery (Rochester, IL),
Hunter’s Brewing (Chesterton, IN), Double Down Saloon (Las Vegas, NV), Listing Loon
(Cincinnati, OH), The Dinghy (Isle of Palms, SC), Acoustic Coffeehouse (Johnson City, TN),
Buccaneer Lounge (Memphis, TN), Jiggy Ray’s (Elizabethton, TN), O’Mainnin’s Pub (Bristol, TN),
Adair’s Saloon (Dallas, TX), Hole in the Wall (Austin, TX), Concrete Jungle, Sanchos (San
Antonio, TX), Whippoorwill Festival, along with several
house concerts, parties, open mics, and street corners.