Nick Goad is a native of Stuart, Virginia. Growing up in an area rich in bluegrass music, he developed a love for the music at a young age. He began playing guitar when he was 9 years old and mandolin at the age of 12. He earned numerous awards including Best All Around Performer and 1st place in the Mandolin Competition at the Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention. For the past several years, he has been a member of Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome, and he also has enjoyed playing and recording with several other bands. He recently acquired his MBA from Bluefield College, but because of his love of bluegrass music, he decided to continue his musical journey. When not playing music, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.