Jam Into the Dead II: Cap'n Trips, Token Rhymes

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
$8 Advance, $8 Day of Show

On Friday, January 10, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KRVM’s Short Strange Trip proudly welcome Jam Into The Dead II, a night of improvisational rock featuring Cap’n Trips and Token Rhymes.

Just how many Grateful Dead tribute bands are there?  It’s been said that every state has at least one, but Eugene alone has several.  In October the WOW Hall premiered a new series dedicated to the bands who’ve dedicated themselves to The Dead.  The first show featured Tour Heads Caravan and The Almond Butters Band.  This show brings us the granddaddy of local Dead scene, Cap’n Trips, plus the sounds of the new kids on the street, Token Rhymes.

Token Rhymes continues the San Francisco Sound's improvisational tradition, playing original music and Grateful Dead related selections.

“We are a diverse group of musicians from different backgrounds. We perform regularly and have recently released our self-titled album Token Rhymes,” they say proudly.

Band members are Token Jackson on lead guitar and vocals, Sean Jackson on keyboard and vocals, Joseph Panger on rhythm guitar and vocals, Larry Wahlstrom on bass, Bob Becker on drums and Roberta Weir on vocals. 

Formed eleven years ago, Cap'n Trips is Eugene's first band to pay tribute to the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia. "Trips" has played the OCF Community Village, the Country Fair related Spring Fling and Teddy Bear Picnic, as well as venues throughout Oregon.

“We never play the same show twice,” is their motto.

Formed by original members Tom Lemmon (vocals, guitar), Marcy Andrews (mandolin) and Trey Longstreth (bass) and later joined by Ken Sokolov (drums), Sean Jackson (keyboards) and newest member Token Jackson (guitar).  

Cap’n Trips played the WOW Hall Membership Party in December, bringing us their tribute to the music of Bob Dylan.  Most of them have also performed together as The Hot Tuna Tribute Band.  Trips channels the genius of Garcia's music quite well. Bring your dancing shoes to this event!

Tickets are a mere $8 in advance or at the door.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 8:30.