Burnside Album Details
Reischman, John, Stellar Jays
John Reischman and the Jaybirds continue their mastery of bluegrass with Stellar Jays, the fourth album from this critically-acclaimed, JUNO-nominated band. With nine new songs and tunes among the 14 tracks, Stellar Jays marks the first time all five band mates have contributed original material to a Jaybirds album. Ranging from old-time-infused bluegrass to innovative instrumentals and contemporary ballads, the original numbers are rounded out with unique takes on timeless, rarely-heard classics. Together through seven years of touring and four albums, the highly-polished Jaybirds include renowned player and composer John Reischman on mandolin and vocals, Jim Nunally on guitar and vocals, Trisha Gagnon on bass and vocals, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo and vocals, and Greg Spatz on fiddle. The lead vocals and harmonies are particularly strong on Stellar Jays, blending seamlessly with always-impeccable, beautifully-toned instrumental work. “The Jaybirds are remarkably consistent . . . superb artists at work.” Flatpicking Guitar Magazine “The Jaybirds old-time flavor modernizes and freshens the bluegrass form while retaining the tradition and excitement of both.” Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine.