John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation. Renowned for his impeccable taste and tone, he's capable of swinging between old-time tunes, bluegrass classics, and compelling originals, all with a signature ease. John's long-awaited third solo album, Walk Along John
is made up of traditional and original tunes, and features guest spots from artists like The Punch Brothers' Chris Thile, Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka, Sam Grisman (David Grisman's son), members of The Deadly Gentlemen, and John's own band The Jaybirds. John Reischman is an understated visionary, the kind of master craftsman whose music is virtuosic without ever losing a sense of the subtle beauty of the melody.
Expect to find Walk Along John
on a whack of 2013 Top 10 lists, including mine. --Alexander Varty, Georgia Straight