John Baldwin Music

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John Baldwin

One man band, Solo acoustic entertainer


Solo Acoustic VARIETY Entertainer, popular wedding performer in Virginia, ASCAP-award-winning songwriter, heard by MILLIONS on "AMERICAN IDOL."

John performs as a one-man band, but he sounds like 2 or 3 people. He sings while playing guitar and looping additional guitars, percussion, ukulele, and sometimes steel drum. He plays up and down the East Coast; playing weddings, parties, festivals, and clubs.

John has been entertaining professionally for over 20 years. He performed nightly for 10 summers at the VA Beach city-run festival Beach Street USA, playing for crowds of thousands. In 2010 he performed for 7,000 people on the main stage at the VA Beach Amphitheater. He plays regularly in December at Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Christmastown. He performs all over the East Coast playing weddings, parties, festivals and clubs. He has opened up for Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Gary US Bonds, Rusted Root, Smokin' Joe Kubek, John Hammond, Delbert McClinton & Sinbad the comedian.

John has performed his music live on FOX TV mulitple times. His music has appeared on the TV shows "American Idol"(FOX), "Dateline"(NBC), "Crossing Jordan"(NBC), "CMT Cribs"(CMT), "Engaged and underage"(MTV), "Parental control"(MTV) and in the films "Knocked down" and "Play on."

John has released 3 music videos and 2 full-length albums. He has recorded with Will Lee, Tommy Newsom, Bob Bain, Saundra Williams, Kellie Rucker, Dan CiPriano, Ivan Bodley, James Dower, Dennis Wage, & B.J. Leiderman.

John has won the ASCAPlus award from ASCAP the past 3 years. He also won the Best Blues Artist award from PortFolio Weekly Magazine.

Bose L1 Compact P.A. system. Ibanez Montage acoustic/electric guitar. Shure SM58 microphone. Boss rx-15 loop pedal. Ukulele. Percussion. Steel Pan, Apple ipod & ipad (sequences, lyrics, DJ music). Wireless power source. Compact lights. Backups for all equipment.



_________MODERN ROCK__________

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Chicken fried - Zac Brown

Knee deep - Zac Brown & Jimmy Buffet

Red solo cup - Toby Keith

Soul sister - Train

Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer

Daughters - John Mayer

Leave the pieces - The Wreckers

Real world - Matchbox 20

Boulevard of broken dreams - Green Day

When September ends - Green Day

Good riddance - Green Day

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

What I got - Sublime

Wrong way - Sublime

Badfish - Sublime

Creep - Radiohead

Say it ain't so - Weezer

Crash into me - Dave Matthews

Crush - Dave Matthews

Stay - Dave Matthews

Ants Marching - Dave Matthews

Semi-charmed life - Third Eye Blind

Blister in the sun - Violent Femmes

Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down

My own worst enemy - Lit

Arms wide open - Creed

Drive - Incubus

Maria Maria - Santana

Smooth - Santana

Picture - Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow

Summertime - Kid Rock

Black hole sun - Soundgarden

Plush - Stone Temple Pilots

I got a feeling - Black-eyed Peas

Let's get it started - Black-eyed Peas

__________EIGHTIES SONGS__________

Here I go again - Whitesnake

Missing you - John Waite

Voices Carry - Til Tuesday

Caught up in you - 38 Special

Hold on loosely - 38 Special

Jessie's girl - Rick Springfield

Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears

Head over heels - Tears for Fears

What I like about you - The Romantics

Pour some sugar on me - Def Leppard

Should I stay or go - The Clash

She talks to angels - The Black Crowes

More than words - Extreme

Wanted dead or alive - Bon Jovi

Livin on a prayer - Bon Jovi

I want U to want me - Cheap Trick

Surrender - Cheap Trick

867-5309 (Jenny) - Tommy Tutone

Down Under - Men at work

Crazy train - Ozzy Osbourne

Don't you forget about me - Simple Minds

Tempted - Squeeze

When doves cry - Prince

Purple rain - Prince

1999 - Prince

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Rock with you - Michael Jackson

Thriller - Michael Jackson

Jump - Van Halen

Finish what ya started - Van Halen

Sweet child of mine - Guns & Roses

My best friend's girl - The Cars

Let's go - The Cars

Dangerous type - The Cars

Bye bye love - The Cars

Just what I needed - The Cars

Jack & Dianne - John Cougar

Pink houses - John Cougar

White wedding - Billy Idol

__________R&B/DANCE MUSIC__________

Play that funky music - Wild Cherry

Word up - Cameo

Brickhouse - Commodores

Jungle love - Morris Day

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

More than a woman - Bee Gees

Stayin Alive - Bee Gees

If I can't have you - Bee Gees

Jump Jive & Wail - Brian Setzer

Rock this town - Brian Setzer

Stray cat strut - Brian Setzer

I will survive - Gloria Gaynor

Ain't too proud to beg - Temptations

My girl - Temptations

Dec 1963 (Oh what a night) - Four Seasons

I love rock n roll - Joan Jett

Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison

__________CLASSIC ROCK/BLUES__________

Sweet home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Dream on - Aerosmith

Gimme 3 steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Mellisa - Allman Bros.

What is and what should never be - Led Zeppelin

When the levee breaks - Led Zeppelin

Oh Darling - The Beatles

Drive my car - The Beatles

I Saw her standing there - The Beatles

While my guitar gently weeps - The Beatles

Back in the USSR - The Beatles

Rocky Racoon - The Beatles

You may be right - Billy Joel

Only the good die young - Billy Joel

Big shot - Billy Joel

I go to extremes - Billy Joel

Scenes from an Italian restaurant - Billy Joel

It's still rock n roll - Billy Joel

Roadhouse blues - The Doors

Pride & joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Cold shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Texas flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan

The sky is crying - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Scuttle Buttin/Mary had a little lamb - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

Crossroads - Eric Clapton

Sunshine of your love - Eric Clapton

Layla - Eric Clapton

Before you accuse me - Eric Clapton

Old Love - Eric Clapton

White room - Eric Clapton

After midnight - Eric Clapton

Hoochie coochie man - Eric Clapton

Free fallin - Tom Petty

Mary Jane's last dance - Tom Petty

__________BEACH MUSIC/REGGAE__________

Three little birds - Bob Marley

I shot the sherrif - Bob Marley

One love - Bob Marley

No woman no cry - Bob Marley

Kokomo - Beach Boys

Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett

Fins - Jimmy Buffet

Pirate looks at 40 - Jimmy Buffet

Cheeseburger in paradise - Jimmy Buffet

Volcano - Jimmy Buffet

Dyer Maker - Led Zeppelin

Drive - The Cars

All along watchtower - Bob Dylan


5 o'clock somewhere - Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett

Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

Ring of fire - Johnny Cash

Boondocks - Little Big Town

Save a horse (ride a cowboy) - Big & Rich

I love this bar - Toby Keith

No shoes, no shirt, no problems - Kenny Chesney

Summertime - Kenny Chesney

You and tequila - Kenny Chesney

Two Pina Coladas - Garth Brooks

Someone like you - Keith Urban

Country girl (shake it for me) - Luke Bryan

T.G.I.F. - John Baldwin

__________SOFT ROCK__________

Lights - Journey

Simple man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Moondance - Van Morrison

Going to California - Led Zeppelin

Blackbird - The Beatles

Yesterday - The Beatles

Let it be - The Beatles

Imagine - John Lennon

Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton

Carolina in my mind - James Taylor

Fire and rain - James Taylor

Beth - Kiss

Your song - Elton John


Friends in low places - Garth Brooks

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

Wonderwall - Oasis

Santeria - Sublime

Don't stop believin - Journey

Piano Man - Billy Joel

Family tradition - Hank Williams Jr.

Country roads - John Denver

American pie - Don McLean

Perfect country and western song - David Allen Coe

Wild Rover - Irish

Unicorn Song - Irish

__________FUNNY SONGS/NOVELTY__________

Down to the old pub - Irish

Under the Scottman's kilt - Irish

Hide your kids, hide your wife - Antoine Dodson

Grease Medley - Grease

Theme from Cops/ Bad Boys - Inner circle

Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid

Spongebob Squarepants - Theme

Free Credit Report Song - Free Credit Report Band

Dukes of Hazzard TV theme - Waylon Jennings

Brady Bunch - Theme

Gilligans Island - Theme

The Munsters - Theme

Mario Bros. - theme

Amish paradise - Weird Al Yankovic

One more minute - Weird Al Yankovic

Blame it on the alcohol - Jamie Foxx

__________WEDDING BALLADS__________

Lucky - Jason Mraz

My Valentine - Paul McCartney

I'll be - Edwin McCain

Melt into you - John Baldwin

Maybe I'm amazed - Paul McCartney

If I ever leave this world alive - Flogging Molly (irish song from movie PS I love you)

Love you till the end - The Pogues (irish song from movie PS I love you)

I wanna grow old with you - Adam Sandler (song from movie The Wedding Singer)

You're my better half - Keith Urban

How sweet it is to be loved by you - James Taylor

Have I told you lately - Van Morrison

I'll be your lover too - Van Morrison

Somewhere over the rainbow - Iz

Time in a bottle - Jim Croce

Come what may - Moulin Rouge theme

It had to be you - Harry Connick Jr.

Woman - John Lennon

Can't take my eyes off you - Four Seasons

You're the biggest part of me - Ambrosia

Thank you - Led Zeppelin

Unchained melody - Righteous Bros

Smile - Uncle Cracker

__________ORIGINAL SONGS__________

Walk away - John Baldwin

I can't feel you - John Baldwin

Just a little - John Baldwin

Mistreated - John Baldwin

Redemption blues - John Baldwin

Make a wish - John Baldwin

Nothing without your love - John Baldwin

Angel - John Baldwin (song from American Idol)

17th Street surfriders - John Baldwin (song from MTV Parental Control)

__________CLASSICAL GUITAR__________

Bridal Chorus (Here comes the bride) - Wagner

Wedding March - Mendelssohn

Canon in D - Pachelbel

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

Ave Maria - Schubert

Fur Elise - Beethoven

Ode to joy - Beethoven

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny

Home at heart - John Baldwin


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"For almost 10 years I ran the Beachstreet USA program in Virginia Beach, VA. I auditioned and employed over 160 musicians and specialty acts. Among those musicians was John Baldwin. John was with us from the beginning, and over the 9 years he was with us I have seen his talents as a musician soar. He has become a seasoned musician with a style all his own. John was always on time, always looked appropriate, always willing to go the extra mile when it was necessary. If you are seeking a fine musician, dependable, with great morals and work ethics, John is your man! I feel totally confident in recommending him."
-2010, Regina Marscheider, Director of Spectrum Entertainment, VA Bch, VA

"He was fantastic! Everyone my sisters wedding loved John! I would highly recommend him!"

-Sara T, 5/6/2011, Private Party, Irvington, VA


"It was an honor to have John play at our wedding!!! He was fantastic and made it fun for all ages!! He already had a fun playlist, but he also learned new songs for me! I plan to call John for future parties!! I would strongly recommend you consider John for your next party or event! Very Happy Gloucester Wedding Couple" 6/11/11

-Heather R, 6/11/2011, Wedding Ceremony, Gloucester, VA


"John was great, he responded quickly to all of our calls and e-mails, arrived on time and was very professional and fun. Our guests had a great time! Thank you!"

-Amber J, 9/24/2010, Wedding Ceremony, Corolla, NC


Gig ID#: 905861

John is a fantastic performer who I would recommend for any type of function. He showed up a little early and stayed a little later, and despite a nasty thunderstorm where we had to relocate him and our guests, our evening was quite enjoyable. Great job John!!! We will definitely remember to book you for our next shindig!

-Kim J, 6/11/2011, Birthday Party (Adults), Newport News, VA


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    Suzanne · Married on 10/06/2012

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    John Baldwin is an extremely talented musician and did an amazing job at our wedding!! We hired him to play acoustic guitar during the ceremony and cocktail hour...and he really impressed our guests! He has a HUGE song list and is willing to learn any new songs that you would like played as well! Definitely check out his website and his You Tube videos to see him in action! On the day of the wedding he came early to set up and stayed right on track with our timeline to ensure a flawless ceremony! Definitely choose John to play at your ceremony/wedding....he is a fantastic musician!!!!

    Sent on 10/23/2012

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