Like the powerful mandolinist and composer at its helm, John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique band sound. Now in their 20th year, with seven acclaimed albums and two Juno nominations, the Jaybirds are simultaneously innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned and 21st-century contemporary.
Grammy Award-winning musician John Reischman has been a foundational mandolinist, composer, bandleader, and musical educator in bluegrass and North American roots and folk music since emerging from the vibrant “new acoustic” music scene of the Bay Area in the 1980s. A founding member of the groundbreaking Tony Rice Unit, Reischman’s mastery of bluegrass, old-time, swing, and multiple Latin American musical styles, coupled with an Old Master’s sense of tone, taste and musicality, has brought him a global reputation as one of the finest mandolinists of his era.
This House Concert is a non-commercial, not-for-profit, private event. Please email [email protected] to attend. There is a $25 suggested donation per adult for the sole benefit of the artists. Upon receipt of your email, we will email you confirmation, directions, and parking instructions.
The concert takes place on an outdoor stage surrounded by the beautiful hills of Topanga. The ranch is rustic, so be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, a hat, if sunny, or a warm coat if chilly. Chairs, shade, cold drinks, and a light snack will be provided and there is room for lawn chairs and picnicking in the space around the main seating area.