PATIO SHOW :: J.C. Tokes

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PATIO SHOW :: J.C. Tokes

My name is Jon Curtis, aka "j.c. Tokes" ● 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 occasionally play alto saxophone in various incarnations of bands, but I most love spending my time offering this brand of “j.c. Tokes” performance.