John Matthews of The Lost Cores a community based bluegrass group

John Matthews Rockingham-based singer-songwriter John Matthews is a talented multi-instrumentalist. John’s melodic style of banjo picking and was honed during the“Bush Band Dance craze of the ’80s. John is unique in his musical ability to improvise and accompany others in the acoustic music scene with performance experience in the Colonial, Celtic (Irish), and Bluegrass and Old-timey song and tunes. “You can see him join in and jam with any style or culture of music” “He blends in.. as if he belongs there! “Music is John’s passport and it’s fully stamped”. A modest man who prefers to add to the performance rather than be the performance, his talent draws the spotlight to him. John engages the audience with good stories rhythmic music. A refreshing diversity, his songs are relevant, humorous, with a deep emotional understanding of the subject. .