J. Reissner


Born in Germany, J. Reissner immigrated to Canada in the early sixties. The young chemist let his hair grow long and picked up an electric guitar. Playing with such legends as Big Mama Thornton, Dizzy Gallespie of the McGarrigle sisters, he was the Stephan Barry Band guitar player for more than 40 years. Now retired from the music scene, he lives in isolation and material deprivation, focusing on reading philosophers. This highly charismatic, endearing character offers Rudolf a reflection of his own journey…

I’ve been waiting for years for the right Impetus. The urge. What makes you do things.
— J. Reissner