Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, recording artist, teacher, collaborator, innovator and award winner; no matter what you call him, J.P. Cormier’s talent is comparable to none.
J.P. Cormier taught himself how to play guitar at the age of 5 and quickly became immersed in the rich musical heritage of his Cape Breton roots. His guitar playing shone with flawless executions of tunes he learned by ear from records of giants like Chet Atkins and Doc Watson.
Fans of the writing traditions of Stan Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot tend to see J.P. Cormier as a songwriter, even before a multi-instrumentalist. As a performer, Cormier is known for his flawless delivery of original story songs, most often basing his lyrics on true events.
Cormier’s impressive body of work has earned him a vast and loyal fan base around the world and he has played extensively throughout Canada, Great Britain, Europe, and the USA. His songs have been number 1 hits on American and European radio and he’s won 12 East Coast Music Awards, 5 Music Nova Scotia Awards, and a Canadian Folk Music Award. J.P. has released 14 solo albums since 1995 and won more than 30 awards in 20 years of fiddle, guitar, banjo and song-writing competitions.
“He is one of the most important guitarists of his generation.” Chet Atkins
“Canada is richer from your immense contribution to the Canadian music industry.” The Right Honourable Adrienne Louise Clarkson