John Reischman is one of my favorite mandolin players – I love the sound that he produces with his great Lloyd Loar mandolin.
A recent podcast of the CBC presents a concert with John Reischman and the Jaybirds
Mandolin master John Reischman and his band the Jaybirds play upbeat, foot-stomping bluegrass in this concert from John Lawson Park in Vancouver.
You can download the podcast from:
On the CBC Concert on Demand page you can also find another concert by John Reischman and the Jaybirds:
John Reischman is considered one of the world’s top mandolin players.
Since moving to Vancouver from the San Francisco Bay area, John has assembled a hand-picked band called the Jaybirds. This highly respected ensemble plays unpretentious, straight-ahead Bluegrass that flows out of the deep current of this beloved North American roots music tradition.
Recorded at the peak of summer, on BC Day (Aug 3, 2009), in John Lawson Park as part of West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival.
- John Reischman – mandolin, vocals
- Trish Gagnon – bass, vocals
- Jim Nunally – guitar, vocals
- Nick Hornbuckle – banjo
- John Reischman & The Jaybirds
This concert has been removed from the list and is no more available!
A great tune from this concert is Cleo Belle:
Cleo Belle – John Reischman Jaybirds
Cleo Belle was written by Nick Hornbuckle, the banjo player. Nick was inspired to write this tune thinking about the best swimming hole in the world. The one on the Nanaimo River, British Columbia, where he swims with his wife and daughter, Cleo. http://www.thejaybirds.com
Here’s another great tune:
Allen’s Creek – John Reischman The Jaybirds
Find more youtube videos with John Reischman and the Jaybirds: