The association with Dragoljub Crncevic and his band POINTBLANK BLUES BAND, began with a meeting organized by family friends Dusko & Slavica Markovic who Invited him to meet the band at Studio Focus in 1999 whilst they were recording their new album.  The following year they recorded the album "As Blue As I Can Be " their first complete album together. Most of the album's material was written by Dragoljub with a couple standards updated.
Since that time they have played together most years on John's annual visits to Serbia. A favourite gig is the Vox Blues Klub which they always pack out whenever they play there. Over the years, John has guested on Pointblank's albums and on various projects organized by Dragoljub. Established in 1983, Pointblank is today,  probably Serbia's most popular blues band.   (https//:www.pointblank.rs)