Goad, John Curtiss


  • From Kingsport, Tennessee.
  • Began performing with his family band The Hawkins County Grass when he was 12 years old (playing bass).
  • 2009, enrolled in East Tennessee State University’s bluegrass music program and continues to serve as a graduate assistant while pursuing a master’s degree in Applachian Studies.
  • He has been a member of several east Tennessee bands including ETSU’s Bluegrass Pride Band, The Shadow Drifters and the New Hawkins County Grass, which he leads. He has also worked with Larry Sparks, Brand New Strings and James King.
  • He is contributing writer for Bluegrass Today and serves on the IBMA Board of Directors.
  • 2015, released first single “Regina” (no label).