Jesse Lester McReynolds

Elected on May 7, 2008



Jesse Lester McReynolds was recently recognized for his musical achievements by The Ancient Order of the Mandolin when he was elected an Honorary Member of the order.

July 19, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee - Jesse McReynolds accepting A.O.M. Honorary Membership.

Left to right: Bill Reynolds, Brad Laird., Jesse McReynolds, Roland Alston, Pete Adgate.

Jesse McReynolds was born July 9, 1929 in Coeburn, Virginia and is known for his innovative crosspicking and spliting mandolin playing. Jesse McReynolds, along with his late brother, Jim McReynolds, formed the bluegrass pioneering band "Jim and Jesse" around 1947. In 1993 Jesse was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor. Jesse still plays between 60 and 70 shows each year and regularly releases new albums of his music. Jesse is a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry.



R. Alston, Scribe