Reischman, John


  • From Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Originally from Ukia, California.
  • Was inspired to play mandolin by David Grisman.
  • Owns (and plays) a 1924 Gibson F-5 signed by Lloyd Loar.
  • 1977, joined the Good Old Persons.
  • 1980, joined the Tony Rice Unit.
  • 1990, joined Kathy Kallick’s “Little Big Band.”
  • 1993, moved to Canada; released North of the Border album (Rounder).
  • 1996, worked with Kate MacKenzie and Frontline.
  • 2000, released Up in the Woods album (Corvus).
  • 2000, formed his own band called The Jaybirds and released first self-titled album John Reischman & The Jaybirds (Copper Creek). Band members included Trisha Gagnon (bass), Nick Hornbuckle (banjo) and Jim Nunally (guitar).
  • 2004, released The Singing Moon album with guitarist John Miller (no label).
  • 2004, released Field Guide album (Copper Creek).
  • 2005, released Road West album (Corvus).
  • 2007, released Stellar Jays (Corvus).
  • 2011, released Vintage & Unique album (Corvus).
  • 2013, released Walk Along John album (Corvus).
  • 2013, released Road Trip album with guitarist John Miller (no label).
  • 2017, released On That Other Green Shore album (Corvus).