8:00 PM, Doors at 7:30 PM
“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, and they also give the impression that they really enjoy playing together.” – Folk Radio U.K.
Known for his sophisticated, stripped-down take on bluegrass, Grammy-winning mandolinist John Reischman has helped define the “new acoustic music” movement in modern bluegrass. In the 1990s, Reischman formed The Jaybirds, who have seen years of international touring, six critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations, and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations. The group’s lighthearted story-telling and side-show humor provide a backdrop to their performance of original songs and newly arranged traditional material.
Hailing from the variegated ranks of the contemporary West Coast acoustic music scene, each of these ‘birds has certainly earned their wings: the list of projects they have contributed to over the years is nothing less than a short list of acoustic power houses. Together, their seamless ensemble work makes for one of the freshest, most tasteful bands on the folk and bluegrass circuit today. Their most recent album, On That Other Green Shore, has been praised for showcasing each of the Jaybirds’ talents as well as creating an exclusive new blend you won’t find anywhere else. Newest member Patrick Sauber on guitar and vocals will be joining the band for this show along with John Reischman on mandolin and vocals, Greg Spatz on fiddle, Trisha Gagnon on bass and vocals, and Nick Hornbuckle on banjo and vocals.