Live review: John Reischman and The Jaybirds

John Reischman and The Jaybirds completed a UK tour this month, which included a stop at Manorbier YHA in Pembrokeshire on May 8th.

The North American band formed over 20 years ago and now have 7 recordings to their name. This intimate show was promoted by Pembrokeshire Eclectic Music Society, and featured two sets of captivating and superbly-executed bluegrass. The setlist included a good mix from the Jaybirds’ back catalogue, as well as a few numbers showcasing individual band members’ songwriting and instrumental skills.

The John Reischman fans in attendance were treated to a few of his most popular mandolin tunes including near-legendary waltz The North Shore, and Little Pine Siskin, a cute, endearing number that has become a firm favourite in UK bluegrass jams recently.

Here’s a few photos from the night.