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Event Archive - JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAYBIRDS, Trisha Gagnon, Patrick Sauberon, Nick Hornbuckle, Greg Spatz

Sat. January 28th 2017 Blue Frog Studios White Rock BC (No Minors)
7:00 pm doors at 6:00 pm
$39.50
Tickets at: Blue Frog Studios
Presented by: Blue Frog Studios
John Reischman and the Jaybirds are a top-flight band delivering a truly fresh blend of original songs and instrumentals, old-time heritage, and bluegrass power. They win rave reviews for a trademark, old-time-infused bluegrass sound that respects tradition while advancing the music.

Years of European and North American tours, five critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations...little wonder, the buzz around John Reischman and The Jaybirds continues to grow. Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new. To see their live show is to believe it. A genial blend of story-telling and side-show humor provides the backdrop to their studied performance of original songs, instrumentals, and newly arranged traditional material.

"On the evidence of Stellar Jays, John Reischman and the Jaybirds are in their prime as contemporary bluegrass musicians capable of maintaining and extending the music's legacy," says Billboard.com.

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine describes tone-master and composer John as "one of the world's undisputed masters" of the mandolin, a frequent accolade since his days with the Tony Rice Unit and California's Good Ol' Persons.

The Jaybirds line-up includes: John on mandolin, Grammy Award winner Patrick Sauberon on guitar, Trisha Gagnon on bass, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo, and Greg Spatz on fiddle.

Together, their seamless ensemble work makes for one of the freshest, most tasteful band-sounds on the folk and bluegrass circuit today.

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JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAYBIRDS (Bluegrass)

Like the powerful mandolinist at its helm, John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new. To see their live show is to believe it. A genial blend of story-telling and side-show humour provides th... more info