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. They are now in their 20th year, with seven acclaimed albums and two Juno nominations.
Bluegrass Unlimited calls John Reischman “one of the world’s undisputed masters” of the mandolin, famed for outstanding tone and taste. Los Angeles, CA-based guitarist Patrick Sauber joined the Jaybirds in 2017.
The Jaybirds are made up of 4 members. Trisha Gagnon is portrayed by Sing Out! as “one of the most versatile” and “irresistible” lead vocalists in bluegrass. Nick Hornbuckle has developed his own voice on the five-string banjo – a two-finger roll unlike other contemporary banjo players. Greg Spatz is hailed as a “world-class bluegrass fiddler” by Fiddler Magazine.