BIO

SINGER  GUITARIST

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

SONGWRITER    PRODUCER      

PERFORMING:

Busch Gardens Williamsburg  Guitar Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Steelpan & Vocals, 2011-2014, 2019-PRESENT

Emerald Ensemble, Celtic Fyre Xmas Celebration, Phantoms in the Festhaus, Dublin Over, Celtic Celebration, Mardi Gras Steel-pan Soloist, Xmas Country Singer/Guitarist Soloist, Gloria, Celtic Fyre, Celtic Dyne, Italy Village Band, Killarney Village Band: Core Season, KVB: Winter Weekends, KVB: Mardi Gras, KVB: Xmas

Rockin’ Road to Dublin (Irish-dance musical)  Bass

    2017 US tour (34 cities/10 weeks)

    2016 US tour (38 cities/10 weeks)

    2015 mini US tour (3 cities)

Carnival Cruise Lines  Solo Acoustic, 2016-2019

Rock of Ages (musical) Lead Guitar, 2020 limited run, Newport News VA

The American Rogues (Celtic-rock band)  Bass & Percussion, 2015 US & Canada tour

John Baldwin Band as opening act:

    Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Gary US Bonds, Rusted Root, Delbert McClinton, John Hammond, Smokin’ Joe Kubek, Bnois King, Ana Popovic, Steve Guyger, The Nighthawks, Charlie A’Court, Magic Dick

RECORDING:

“John Baldwin: Kiss the Sunrise” 2020 two #5 songs, three top 10 songs, three top 20 songs, & three top 40 songs on Trop-rock radio

    John Baldwin – Producer, Writer, Arranger, Lead Vocals, All Guitars, Bass, Steelpan, Marimba, Ukulele & Percussion. Featuring guests: Melissa Gregoire, Muskrat Reames, Kevin Baiko, Amanda Williams, Dana Silvercloud, Catherine Doersch, Darick Felter

“Rockin’ Road to Dublin: Original Cast Recording” 2017

    John Baldwin – Bass

“John Baldwin: Six String Slinger” 2015 twelve Grammy Submission

    John Baldwin – Producer, Writer, Arranger, Lead Vocals, All Guitars, Steelpan & Ukulele. Featuring guests: Tommy Newsom, Will Lee, Dennis Wage, BJ Liederman, Dan CiPriano, Ivan Bodley, James Dower, Kellie Rucker, Saundra Williams, Dana Silvercloud, Catherine Hauke & Steve Forss, Dave Mastro, Ron Subeh, Darick Felter

“John Baldwin: Wide Alive and Dreaming” 2005

    John Baldwin – Producer, Writer, Arranger, All Lead Vocals, Guitars. Featuring guests: Berkley Smith, Darick Felter, Annie Johnson, Kevin Baiko, Scott Woods, James Dower, Bobby Walters, Bob Simmons

TV & FILM SOUNDTRACK MUSIC:

    14 TV shows, 3 Films, 284 published music cues. Written, recorded & performed by John Baldwin

    “American Idol” (NBC) {26 million viewers}, “Dateline” (NBC), “Crossing Jordan” (NBC), “VH1Behind the Music” (Vh1), “Parental Control” (MTV), “Engaged and Underage” (MTV), “CMTCribs” (CMT), “Ballers” (HBO), “Crossing lines” (NBC), “The Mentor” (Lifetime), “Shooting Gallery” (Outdoor),   “Rock n jock countdown” (MTV), “10 on top” (MTV), “Quiero mis quinces” (MTV); & “Scary or Die” (film), “Play on” (film), & “Knocked down” (film).

TV ACTING ROLES:

    “Wicked Attraction,” “Happily Never After,” “All-American Amusement Parks,” “FBI Takedowns,” & “Monsters and Mysteries in America.”

LIVE SOLO TV PERFORMANCE:

    “The Hampton Roads Show” NBC

    “News at 7” FOX

ROKU & FIRE TV:

AIM Christian TV music videos: “Lord lift me,” “Lord open my eyes,” “In Christ I surrender”

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS:

    9X TRMA Music Awards Nominee: Trop-rock Single, Song & Video of the year “Sun Time Away,” “Tiki girl,” & “Kiss the sunrise.”

     Winner Best Blues Artist award, Port Folio Weekly magazine, Norfolk, VA

    4x Winner ASCAPlus award, ASCAP

    12x Grammy Nominee (preliminary 1st round), The Recording Academy, Six String Slinger CD

RADIO:

     Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, “Empty arms” (6 million listeners)

     Radio A1A, “Melt into you” #5 Weekly Trop 40 (3 months in top 40), “Sun time away” #5 Weekly Video Trop 10 & #28 Weekly Trop 40, “Tiki girl” #30 Weekly Trop 40, “Kiss the sunrise” #16 Weekly Trop 40,  “Get your drink on” #24 Weekly Trop 40. “I just got leid” #10 Weekly Trop 40.

    Tikipod Radio “Sun time away” #9 Weekly top 20, “Melt into you” #15 Weekly top 20,  “Get your drink on” #14 Weekly top 20.

Video Series Online:

Rockin’ Road to Dublin Behind the Scenes: Seasons 1&2 Cast

UMC VIDEO SERIES Writer/Producer: Praise Song Lyric Videos (50), Tuesday Devotionals (32), Behind the Hymns (7), Faith Stories (4), Behind the scenes (5), The Lord’s Prayer (5), Youth Devotionals (3)

JOHN BALDWIN MUSIC: WRITER/PRODUCER/PERFORMER: Praise Music Videos (10)

WORSHIP LEADING:

Sandbridge Community Chapel United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, VA, 2019-PRESENT

Mighty Wind United Methodist Church, Nags Head, NC, 2017-2019

EDUCATION:

    B.A. in English, Journalism emphasis, Old Dominion University 

    Associate in Liberal Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Tidewater Community College

    Performance, Berklee Performance Scholarship, Berklee College of Music

    Church Digital Media, Certificate, Regent University

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