John Reischman And The Jaybirds

John Reischman And The Jaybirds (BC/CA/WA)

John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique sound. Now in their 20th year, with seven albums and two Juno nominations, the band are simultaneously innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped down, happily old-fashioned yet still very contemporary. John Reischman is one of the world’s undisputed masters of the mandolin, famed for his outstanding tone and taste. He is skilled in a variety of genres.

“Their latest album, On That Other Green Shore, showcases an accomplished, experienced band at the peak of their powers, with musicianship of the very highest order. The Jaybirds put their own particular stamp on bluegrass, old-time, and acoustic roots music, with a satisfying blend of traditional and modern styles, and they also give the impression that they really enjoy playing together. There’s plenty here to please both bluegrass traditionalists and lovers of modern American folk music, especially for those with an appreciation of great harmony singing, as well as masterful instrumental playing.” Folk Radio UK