John Rossbach, born and raised in Upshur County, West Virginia, is a singer, guitarist, and mandolin player who led his award-winning bluegrass ensemble, John Rossbach & Chestnut Grove, across the country for 22 years before returning to his home state in 2009.
He has recorded on Rounder Records, has received 8 Meet the Composer awards, won 6 SAMMY awards, and appeared on numerous radio and television programs for the Nashville Network, PBS, CBS, the BBC, and the Canadian Broadcasting System. He’s sung on the CBS drama series, The Guiding Light. John has also recorded on Philo, Copper Creek, Chestnut, Marimac, Wizmak and Alcazar Records. He appears on CDs and videos ranging from Celtic to rock by Pete Seeger, Bill Keith, The Woodshed All Stars, Ken Perlman, Don Stover, and The Back Alley Boys. John has performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, the Chautauqua Institution, Old Songs, Wheatlands, Winterhawk, Ashokan, Brandywine and Clifftop.
John has been the staff guitarist and mandolin player for Mandolin Camp North, Banjo Camp North and Old Time Camp North, and many other teaching camps. He is currently the Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week Coordinator.