John Reischman and the Jaybirds
Mandolin master John Reischman is renowned for his exquisite taste, tone, and impeccable musicianship. Starting off on guitar as a kid, Reischman fell under the spell of Bill Monroe and then mandolin pioneers Frank Wakefield, Sam Bush, Andy Statman, and David Grisman, eventually switching instruments in his late teens. Playing around San Francisco in the 1970s he first made a name for himself as an original member of the groundbreaking Tony Rice Unit, which helped to define the new acoustic scene in the early 1980s. He has been a mainstay at bluegrass and folk festivals ever since, and most recently has founded The Jaybirds, who have released five critically acclaimed albums.
John Reischman and the Jaybirds: Bash Bish Falls
John Reischman and the Jaybirds: Hop High My Lulu Gal