House concert draws rave reviews

A new bed-and-breakfast in south Union Bay called Two Eagles Lodge recently hosted its first house concert for 55 guests, featuring John Reischman and The Jaybird Trio during their recent tour of Vancouver Island.

According to the group’s website, “Years of European and North American tours, four critically acclaimed albums, a Juno nomination and two Canadian folk music award nominations — little wonder, the buzz around John Reischman and The Jaybirds continues to grow.

“Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new.”

In addition to mandolin wizard Reischman, the other songwriter-players in the trio at the Two Eagles Lodge concert, included Nick Hornbuckle on banjo and Trisha Gagnon playing bass as well as guitar.

Two Eagles Lodge is located on the Old Island Highway, just north of the Buckley Bay ferry terminal. Owners Carolyn and Steve Touhey are great fans of live music and were happy to host the event.

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