JOHN GOODING (VOCALS, GUITAR, MANDOLIN)

John, a high school senior 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.