JOHN GOODING (VOCALS, GUITAR, MANDOLIN)

John, an Oakland resident originally from Vacaville, joined NCB in the summer of 2019, and is quite simply one of the best bluegrass guitarists in the state. Hailing from a prominent California bluegrass family, John has grown up with the other band members at California’s bluegrass festivals, and he performs frequently in two other fine bands: The Blue J’s, which includes his two brothers, and Crying Uncle. John is known for his easygoing demeanor as well as his outstanding guitar work, and he is also a fine lead and harmony singer.