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February 17 @ 7:30 pm


Quadra Community Centre
970 West Rd
Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P 1N0 Canada
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John Reischman and the Jaybirds

As leader of John Reischman and the Jaybirds, John and his talented U.S. and Canadian bandmates have toured extensively throughout North America and abroad, bringing a uniquely Pacific Northwest sound to their brand of bluegrass and original acoustic instrumentals. After only a single personnel change in 20 years, the Jaybirds feature five exquisitely talented bluegrass musicians. Trisha Gagnon has distinguished herself as one of the finest female vocalists in bluegrass, and provides the Jaybirds a solid rhythmic and harmonic foundation with her strong stand-up bass playing. With his unique two-finger style on five-string banjo, Nick Hornbuckle gives the Jaybirds a fresh sound at one of its most crucial skilled positions. Greg Spatz holds the band’s violin chair, giving the Jaybirds a selection of fiddle styles from new acoustic bluegrass, Celtic, and old-time styles. Newest member Patrick Sauber gives the Jaybirds a brilliant lead guitar voice that matches the high standard of musicianship that has been this band’s hallmark for two decades. Considered by critics and audiences as one of the true masters of mandolin today, John Reischman remains committed to his original vision of exploring multiple mandolin genres in a style based on making each note and phrase sound uniquely rich and clear. Together, John Reischman and the Jaybirds have earned two coveted Juno Award nominations for the best performances in the Canadian organisation’s “Roots and Traditional” category, releasing seven albums during their 20-year tenure.

Please visit quadraconcerts.ca for additional details.

Tickets: $20 Advance, $25 At the Door (+applicable taxes & fees)