Bluegrass fans will have their plates full when John Reischman and the dynamic and youthful Pine Siskins fly in for a concert of new tunes and songs at the Little Red Church in Comox on Saturday, March 17th.

John, often on the road with his band, the Jaybirds, delights in pulling together the Pine Siskins for sizzling side trips.  With John on mandolin, he has recruited Eli West on guitar, Patrick Metzger on bass and Comox raised Trent Freeman on fiddle.

With melodies that play to the soul, rhythm that infects the body, and tone that engulfs the heart, these trademarks of John and his young cohorts will enthrall the audience. This group of world-class musicians perform both original and traditional tunes rooted in Bluegrass and Old Time music.  They’ll rip out beautiful yet blistering lines that flow through the rivers of history into the rapids of contemporary sounds.

A veteran performer and world-renowned mandolinist, John Reischman began his career in the San Francisco Bay area in the early ’80s with the Good Ol’ Persons bluegrass band and the legendary instrumental acoustic quartet, the Tony Rice Unit. Bluegrass Unlimitedmagazine called John “one of the world’s undisputed masters” of the mandolin

This four piece bluegrass bombshell will rock the Little Red Church on Saturday, March 17th.  Be sure to get to the cozy church hall early to settle in for an evening of energetic bluegrass and oldtime music played by some of the upcoming stars of the musical world.  Doors open 7:00 pm, show starts 7:30pm and tickets are $20/$10 at Long & McQuade, Courtenay; Blue Heron, Comox; and Music Plant, Campbell River.  FMI Craig 339-4249.

What:       John Reischman and the Pine Siskins

Where:     The Little Red Church in Comox
When:       Saturday, March 17th.  Doors open 7:00 pm, show starts 7:30pm
Cost:         $20 adult/$10 youth

FMI:         Craig – 250-339-4249

Craig Freeman