Our Special Bluegrass Correspondent is now a Special Bluegrass Artist.
John Curtis Goad, who has written reviews and features for Bluegrass Today since we launched, including our weekly, tongue-in-cheek Bluegrass Weather Report, has released a debut single from his upcoming solo project.
It’s a tasty little number called Regina, written by Harold Tipton and Dave Gibson, which tells a sad story of prison, love lost, and honor in East Tennessee.
The single, and the entire album, was produced by Tim Stafford. On this track John is assisted by many of his fellow instructors in the ETSU Bluegrass department: Adam Steffey on mandolin, Brandon Green on banjo, and Hunter Berry on fiddle, with Tony Mowell on bass and Daniel Salyer singing harmony. Goad plays guitar and sings lead.
Goad is a graduate of the ETSU bluegrass program, where he is currently completing a pair of Masters degrees in Liberal Studies and Appalachian Studies. He has the good fortune to come from a very musical family, with parents and extended kinfolk who played and sang bluegrass when he was a youngster. The family tradition has clearly rubbed off on this talented young man, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of the IBMA.
You can purchase Regina now from iTunes, CD Baby, and other online download sites, and radio hosts can procure a copy from Airplay Direct.
For more details about Goad and his music, visit him online.