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Occurs on Wednesday February 22 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Key City Theatre
20 14th Ave North
Cranbrook BC V1C 6H4

Event Notes

× Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society & Key City Theatre presents:
Fisher Peak Winter Ale Concert Series: John Reischman and the Jaybirds with Red Girl
Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 PM
Tickets: Non-member $35 | Members $30

Grammy Award-winning musician John Reischman has been a foundational mandolinist, composer, bandleader, and musical educator in bluegrass and North American roots and folk music since emerging from the vibrant “new acoustic” bluegrass music scene of the Bay Area in the 1980s. A member of the groundbreaking Tony Rice Unit, Reischman’s mastery of bluegrass, old-time, swing, and multiple Latin American musical styles, coupled with an Old Master’s sense of tone, taste, and musicality, has brought him a global reputation as one of the finest mandolinists of his era.
His latest CD, New Time & Old Acoustic on Corvus Records, blends a lifetime of musical influences into an engaging recording with some of today’s top acoustic players including flatpicking guitarists Molly Tuttle and Chris Eldridge, fiddler Alex Hargreaves, and bassist Todd Phillips. The 14-track album includes 12 new Reischman originals and a reinterpretation of his classic tune “Salt Spring.” New Time & Old Acoustic is the most mature, accomplished solo recording of Reischman’s storied career.
Opener: Red Girl is fronted by the clear and fearless vocals of Anie Radish, built around her pure and unfettered voice, clawhammer banjo, guitar and occasionally, a sassy ukulele. Michael Hepher (married to the girl), on mandolin, octave mandolin and backing vocals, brings a balance in harmony, humour, and musical creativity to the songs and stories of the band. Redgirl’s songs; both original and traditional, are about things homegrown: family, laughter, heartache, loneliness, love, connection, fields, boats, ponies and railroads.

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