Album Review of
On That Other Green Shore

Written by Joe Ross
January 9, 2019 - 12:00am EST
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From Vancouver, B.C., mandolinist John Reischman’s early band experience included stints with the Good Old Persons, Tony Rice Unit, Kathy Kallick’s Little Big Band and Kate MacKenzie and Frontline. He’s released several highly acclaimed solo albums with guest artists, as well as some Latin projects with guitarist John Miller. In 2000, Resichman formed his own band called The Jaybirds and released their first self-titled album. Now, “On That Other Green Shore” is the band’s seventh album. Besides Resichman, band members include Trisha Gagnon (bass), Nick Hornbuckle (banjo), Jim Nunally (guitar) and Greg Spatz (fiddle). Patrick Sauber appears on three tracks. Being way out west might affect the national attention that this bluegrass band gets. However, this solid group hasn't undergone personnel changes for years, and they keep their presentation tight, cohesive and enthusiastic. The group’s musical territory and verve incorporate bluegrass and old-time elements on instrumentals, vocals, gospel and covers. “On That Other Green Shore” is another strong, tastefully-rendered project that reinforces their place as one of the most engaging and dynamic acts in the western bluegrass scene. (Joe Ross, Roots Music Report)