The Bands PAST AND PRESENT

 

John Reischman and The Jaybirds

For sixteen years I toured extensively with the Jaybirds. While I was with the band I also co-produced six of their CDs, two of which were nominated for Canada’s prestigious JUNO awards.

My experience with John and the Jaybirds was a wonderfully positive experience and I gained priceless knowledge and friendship from these world class musicians, not simply from their musicianship - also from their creativity in songwriting, performing and improvisation on stage and on the road.

John Reischman and the Jaybirds are John, Trisha Gagnon, Nick Hornbuckle, Greg Spatz, and Jim

The DGBX
In 2003 I began performing with the DGBX. The band features some high powered talent including Keith Little on banjo and vocal, Chad Manning on fiddle, and the outstanding bass playing of Sam Grisman. David is of course the driving force of the band with his superb mandolin and vocals.

Keith Little, Chad Manning, Dawg, Sam Grisman, Jim

Photo by Bob Haking

The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience

Due West

Combine five of today’s hottest West Coast instrumentalists with original material and a high-octane bluegrass sound and the result is Due West, a San Francisco Bay Area-based group that is making a name for itself on the national music scene by combining the innovations of West Coast new acoustic music with a bluegrass rhythmic drive rarely heard west of the Appalachians.

Due West is Cindy Browne, Tashina Clarridge, Erik Thomas, Jim, and Bill Evans

By Phyllis Polito

Keith Little and Jim

Keith and Jim

Longtime friends and collaborators, Keith Little and Jim Nunally are best known to bluegrass audiences for their tenure in top national bands like Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Country Gentlemen, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, and performances on award-winning recordings like Dolly Parton's Little Sparow, and the compilation True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe, among others.

Composers as well as multi-instrumentalists, their distinctive vocal sound enjoys an enthusiastic following in Northern California.

Due West

Bangers and Grass

Bill Evans bangs banjo, Tom Bekeny bangs mandolin, Steve Pottier is banging bass, banging fiddle is Chad Manning, and Jim tastefully strums the guitar.

Lots of super picking, singing, and banging.

All of the band members live within a couple miles of one another. And still have never had an official practice.

By Charlotte Gibb

Dix and Jim

Dix Bruce and Jim Nunally are award-winning acoustic guitarists. Their concerts showcase beautiful vocal harmonies ("They sound like the Everly Brothers…with a lot more nitty gritty" -- Flatpicking Guitar magazine) and exciting guitar playing ("…west coast virtuosos…" -- Acoustic Musician magazine) delivered with good humor and dazzling digital dexterity!

The duo’s performances are a trademark mixture of wit, emotion, energy, sincerity, and, of course, lots of hot guitar playing. Their enthusiasm is infectious and promotes a wonderful time for all. Jim and Dix’s music is featured on the soundtrack to the best-selling computer game “The Sims.”


Combine elements of traditional and contemporary folk, country, bluegrass, and original music, virtuoso guitar playing, and lots of down home good humor and you’ll get Bruce and Nunally. Great solo and duet singing, and songwriting, amazing guitar playing, great fun!

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The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band

brings five genre-busting artists together to bring joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, americana, roots, swing, jazz, and the blues. Alt-Roots, Folkbilly – whatever you call it – it’s original, well done, and a pleasure to hear. Featuring Rob Reich - Keys, Jim Kerwin - bass fiddle, Alex Aspinall - percussion.