Aug. 22, 2012. The Newland Riverwalk Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Town of Newland and Newland Business Association, will feature The Legendary J.C.’s this Friday from 6 – 9 p.m. rain or shine.
Check the schedule for rock and roll, 70s and 80s jam bands or Southern rock and blues. If it rains, concerts will be at the Heritage Arts Center, located next to Sandee’s Restaurant, at the light in Newland. Vendors with hot dogs, pizza, sodas, water, desserts and more will be selling weekly. The concert series will showcase local Avery County talent via open mike during the 20-minute half-time break and weekly prizes are given out via drawings and trivia questions.
About the Band
It all started with some sharkskin suits and Otis Redding tunes more than seven years ago. Since that point, the members of the The Legendary J.C.’s have ridden a wave of press accolades and flocks of sweaty fans to a point where they are ready for lift-off.
The Legendary J.C.’s (commonly: ‘The J.C.’s’) started flooring Central Florida crowds with their brand of soulful rocking blues in 2000.
Such over-the-top shows have garnered the band headlining slots at three consecutive years worth of NOLA Jazz Fest late-nights, Florida Music Festival and Macon, Ga.’s Bragg Jam, Springing in Blues festival in Jacksonville, Fl, a month at Monte Carlo Casino – Las Vegas, Tropical Heatwave in Tampa,Fl., Milledgeville BBQ Festival, Smoke on the Water BBQfest in Lakeland,Fl., Crawfish Fest in Tallahassee,Fl., Palatka Blue Crab Festival, Wingfest in Hilton Head island,N.C., Scallop Festival in Port St. Joe, Fl., Party in the Park in Painesville,Oh., and community events throughout the southeast. The J.C.’s have also headlined radio-station events for WMNF, WLOQ and WMMO. Other festival performances include Voodoo Music Experience, Langerado, LEAF festival, Down on the Farm, Bear Creek Music fest and Dunedin Mardi Gras.
Charity work including benefit concerts for hurricane Charlie in Florida, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans musician fund,Boy’s and Girl’s club of Florida are also a part of the bands normal schedule.
The band members are: Eugene Snowden – Lead Vocals & Percussion; Michael Lashinsky – Guitar; Roland Simmons – Guitar; Craig Cobb – Bass; Clay Watson – Trombone; David Skey – Saxophones; Katie Burkess – Vocals, background vocals; Jeremy Katalenic – Drums.