JC and the Backscratchers

John Christopher “JC” (Chris) Balding
  • 3 CDs as harp player and vocalist
  • 2020 IBC Regional Winner (Solo/Duo)
  • Chris has been playing the Harp since he was 14 years of age
  • Co-host Juke Joint Jam @ Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee, FL since June 2021
  • Member of the North Central Florida Blues Society, First Coast Blues Society, Suncoast Blues Society and the Wiregrass Blues Society

Chris’s vocals transport you to another realm, reminiscent of his very own idol, James Harman. He was one of the passionate hosts for the monthly Juke Joint Jam at the historic, beloved Bradfordville Blues Club, June 2021 until its closure in April 2023. Our regulars may even recognize him from his days at The Pearl Oyster Bar during the Blue Monday Jam, where he caught the attention of the legendary Pat Ramsey, who ultimately became his friend.