Music: Jay Reischman & the Jaybirds offer stylish take on bluegrass

The Harrison Festival Society’s 26th Season of Performing Arts continues into 2015 with the stylish, elegant bluegrass nouveau of mandolin player John Reischman and the Jaybirds at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in historic Harrison Memorial Hall, 290 Esplanade Ave., in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.

The Jaybirds fashion a refreshing take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new. While rooted in tradition, a sense of creativity guides the Jaybirds’ inventive excursions into acoustic roots.

Tickets are $22 at harrisonfestival.com,