John Reischman has been a part of some of the most influential bands in bluegrass and traditional music. He helped create a unique sound in the California area with The Good Ol’ Persons and Tony Rice. Reischman gets a special tone out of his mandolin, and it is this tone which many mandolin players try to emulate. His band The Jaybirds is continuing the tradition of great bluegrass on the West Coast and Canada. With the Jaybirds, Reischman is creating new sounds while keeping tradition alive. John Reischman is one of my favorite mandolin players and it was an honor to get to talk with him. His music is one of a kind and will continue to inspire musicians for generations to come.
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