J. C's Story
Born in the Bronx, Bligen always loved music and discovered he could sing at an early age. His mom moved him to South Carolina, where he began to sing in the Mt. Calvary Baptist church choir. Early memories expose him attempting to write songs at ten years of age, but he quickly gave up “because I stunk at it.” As a teenager, he moved back to New York, and found that after gaining some life experience, he could now put his feelings into words and found his knack for writing songs.
“I used to hire a composer to put music to my lyrics, but then I found that I could compose my own songs using Logic Pro.” Bligen took a course in audio engineering at SAE-Atlanta Institute, further honing his skills as a music producer and composer. He continues writing and with his new skills as a recording engineer, recording.
Bligen’s influences in gospel music range from James Cleveland to Donnie McClurkin. He says, “I grew up listening to James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar and many others, as well as singing on the choir of my local church. I believe my path was always laid out for me, and now I have come full circle.”
J. C. is currently working on his first full CD project, which he hopes will be dropping soon and will be independently distributed. He states, “The project will be very personal. There will be personal experiences, things the Lord has revealed.” J. C. Bligen is doing it his own way, writing and producing songs, which are the culmination of his life experiences and is sure to garner him the notoriety he so greatly deserves.