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John Christopher “JC” (Chris) Balding

His vocals conjur up images of another one of his heros, James Harman.  Chris is one of your hosts for the monthly Juke Joint Jam at the Bradfordville Blues Club since its inception June 2021. Some of you may remember him from the Blue Monday Jam at The Pearl Oyster Bar, where he caught the ear of, and became friends with, the late, great Pat Ramsey.


  • 3 CDS as the harp player and vocalist

  • 2020 IBC Regional Winner (Solo/Duo)

  • Playing the Harp since he was 14 years of age

  • Co-host Juke Joint Jam @ Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee, FL since June 2021

  • Member North Central Florida Blues Society, First Coast Blues Society, Suncoast Blues Society and Wiregrass Blues Society


  • B.B. King’s Blues Club Orlando - Orlando, FL

  • Bradfordville Blues Club - Tallahassee, FL

  • Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, FL

  • Florida Jazz & Blues Festival - Tallahassee, FL

  • International Blues Challenge - Regional Event - Gainesville, FL

  • Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival - Perry, FL

  • Tallahassee Jazz & Blues Festival - Tallahassee, FL

  • The Alley Blues -Sanford, FL

  • The Moon - Opening band for Tab Benoit - Tallahassee, FL

  • The Moon - Opening band for Tinsley Ellis - Tallahassee, FL

  • The Moon - Opening for Ally Venable - Tallahassee, FL

  • The Moon - Opening for Elle King  - Tallahassee, FL

  • Blues in the Lot Festival - Port St. Joe, FL

  • Blues On Reid Festival - Port St. Joe, FL

  • Ground Zero - Clarksdale, MS

  • Backyard Blues Festival - Tallahassee, FL

  • Opening for Mr. Sipp & The True Believers  - Tallahassee, FL

  • Main Street, Chattahoochee, FL

  • Blues & Brews Festival, Chipley, FL


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Jack Straub -  Bass

Deb Berlinger - Drums

Guitarist:  Zavian Orton


Long Biography

One Sheet 2023

Sample Song List

Stage Plot, Tech and Hospitality Rider


Photo Credit:  Elizabeth E. George, Photography

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