The 2015-2016 Season Line Up
with special guest Jaspar Lepak
in concert with
& Bruce Kaplan
A very special
in the round
Mark & Cindy Lemaire
with special guest
& Bruce Kaplan
Voss and Osborne
Please check out our two sister music series:
Friday, March 11
& The Jaybirds
+ Special guest Megan McLaughlin
Concerts are held at the beautiful and historic First Methodist Church of Point Richmond, at 201 Martina Avenue in Point Richmond. Tickets are available in advance $15 or $20 at the door. We would like to thank our Sponsors Point Richmond Music and California Delicious gift baskets.
John Reischman and the Jaybirds are a top-flight band delivering a truly fresh blend of original songs and instrumentals, old-time heritage, and bluegrass power. Bluegrass Unlimited magazine describes tone-master and composer John as “one of the world's undisputed masters” of the mandolin, a frequent accolade since his days with the Tony Rice Unit and California's Good Ol' Persons. “Though Reischman is the leader and front man, he gives each of them plenty of room to shine, and together they produce music that is seamlessly excellent and rewarding,” Sing Out! magazine says of the superb West Coast ensemble led by John from Vancouver, B.C. “The folks he's playing with are neck and neck with him all the way,” Victory Review magazine says of the line-up: John on mandolin, Jim Nunally on guitar, Trisha Gagnon on bass, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo, and Greg Spatz on fiddle.
As FolkWax says, John Reischman and the Jaybirds offer “clarity, energy, good ensemble work, classy originals, and an adventurous approach” to the world of bluegrass and folk music — along with engaging stage humour in powerful live shows. They are what SingOut! calls “ thoroughly professional ensemble with a rare ability to produce music that is simultaneously traditional and contemporary . . . the Jaybirds are a band that continues to hit on all cylinders.” Don't miss this chance to see one of the best bluegrass bands in the world right here in Point Richmond, up close and personal!
Special guest Megan McLaughlin is a songwriter known for her innovative guitar playing, strong compelling voice, and high-energy stage presence. She is at home in many genres from rootsy blues to poignant ballads and has been awarded Best Performer and Best Lyrics from West Coast Songwriters. She has appeared at venues all across the Bay Area including the Sleeping Lady, Freight and Salvage, and the Bazaar Café.