John Grubb (Flash), was
born in Cleveland, Ohio but moved to Gallipolis, Ohio in the early 70’s.
He has been playing Guitar since 1972. Some call him a compulsive
musician as he has to always be playing something or playing somewhere.
John plays a wide variety of styles on several
different instruments, sometimes at the same time.
He plays various styles of acoustic guitar such
as Finger style, Flat-picking, bluegrass, Celtic, and “Old Time” music.
On the Electric Guitars John’s solos are played at lightning speed. His
first band gave him the nickname “Flash” due to the flash of his hands
flowing across the neck weather using a pick, ebow or slide. John also
plays keyboards, mandolin, fiddle, Banjo, Ukulele, Bass, Drums, lap and
hammered Dulcimers, harmonica, Bouzouki, and is currently learning the
He has written a few songs, all of which have
received air play.
John’s vocal harmonizing ability comes from the
many years early in his career when he was singing Gospel with his
family, sometimes on live radio and T.V.
He has opened for the Charlie Daniels Band and
many Professional Gospel Bands, his most recent for "The Isaacs" in
spring of 2011 and "The McConnell Family" in spring of 2012. He has performed at many Fairs and Festivals all over
the Midwest and East Coast.
In 2014 he performed at the Pomeroy Blues Bash playing Keyboards for the
Blues Band .32-20.
He has filled in vocally and musically on
several local band recordings and videos.
John has played with the gospel group "The
Canterbury Family Singers" since 1999 at many Nursing Homes
He plays Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki and
Fiddle in the Irish band Amhrain which is Irish for "Song".
He has played Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo,
and sometimes keyboards in the Irish Band Emerald Star.
In the Bluegrass Group Rustic Revival, John
Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and sometimes Banjo
Check the Schedule page to see where you can
catch John Playing next.