Bio

GUITARIST SINGER SONGWRITER  john baldwin 

John is currently the bassist for Rockin' Road to Dublin, a world-class Irish-dance show with a large ensemble of Irish dancers and musicians, which toured across the entire U.S. 2016-2017. A full-length CD of the show was released in 2017. RR2D will tour the U.S. again in Spring 2018.


As a solo tropical-rock act John plays acoustic guitar, steel pan, ukulele and percussion while singing and looping live backing tracks. In summers he plays exclusively in Outer Banks NC.

In 2014 John Baldwin released his self-produced debut CD "Six String Slinger" featuring guests: Tommy NewsomBob BainWill LeeDennis WageBJ LiedermanDan CiPrianoIvan BodleyJames DowerKellie RuckerSaundra WilliamsDana SilvercloudCatherine Hauke, & Steve Forss. His CD showcases his blues guitar chops and his pop/r&b songwriting. The CD was submitted for 12 Grammy nominations. 

John toured Canada and the US as a bassist/percussionist with Celtic-rock band, The American Rogues.

John traveled the Caribbean, performing as a soloist for Carnival cruise lines.

At Busch Gardens Williamsburg John performed as a singer, guitarist and bassist in the shows: Celtic Fyre, Celtic Dyne, Gloria, Ireland Xmas Trio, Killarney Village Band, & San Marco Band.

John’s music has been played on the TV shows: "American Idol" (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), and in the films “Scary or Die,” “Play on,” & “Knocked down.”

John acted as an extra in the TV shows “Wicked Attraction,” “Happily Never After,” “All-American Amusement Parks,” “FBI Takedowns,” & “Monsters and Mysteries in America.”

John's band opened up for Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Gary US Bonds, Rusted Root, Delbert McClinton & John Hammond. 

In October 2010 John performed on the main stage at Virginia Beach Amphitheater for 7,500 people at the Boy Scout 100th Anniversary Concert, which he helped organize.

John has a Bachelor’s degree in English with Journalism emphasis from Old Dominion University

John is working on a Master's degree online in Biblical Studies from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. John leads worship at a church in Outer Banks NC.

John is originally from Massachusetts where he studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston with a scholarship he was awarded for advance placement. 




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