John Reischman And The Jaybirds

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The Oregon Bluegrass Association presents an evening with John Reischman and The Jaybirds. John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation. He's a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old time tunes, deconstructions from the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes, many of which have become standards. He's also a powerful bandleader, touring with his band, the Jaybirds all over Canada and the United States.

Drawing from the very best bluegrass and acoustic musicians in the Pacific Northwest to form the band, Reischman has led The Jaybirds on cross country tours, five albums and two Juno nominations. The secret to their success lies in the innovative arrangements and powerful original song writing and tune composition, but also in the mix of talents that make up the group.

Fiddler Greg Spatz has a crystal-clear tone and an ability to play with blazing speed and soft subtlety. Bassist and vocalist Trisha Gagnon writes and sings wonderful original songs. Banjo player Nick Hornbuckle has a solid original style of picking that forms the bedrock of the music, and guitarist Jim Nunnally is renowned as one of the top acoustic roots music guitarists and is also an in demand record producer. Reischman ties these different talents together into an impossibly tight band that can turn on a dime and play with the kind of power and precision that is the hallmark of the original bluegrass greats.

For tickets: $18 for OBA members, $20 for non-members. Tickets also available at the door.
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By: Oregon Bluegrass Association

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