Fans of the writing traditions of Stan Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot tend to equate the name J.P. Cormier with “songwriter”, even before multi-instrumentalist. As a performer, J.P. is known for his flawless delivery of original ‘story songs’, most often basing his lyrics on true events. Inspiration comes when he least expects it and, in his words, “I just hold the pen.” The title track from J.P.’s Juno nominated Another Morning, among others, has been covered by countless artists across North America and overseas.
J.P.’s impressive body of work has earned him a vast and loyal fan base and multiple award nominations and wins, including, most recently; Instrumental Album of the Year at the 1st Annual Canadian Folk Awards; the 2006 ECMA Folk Recording of the Year for?The Long River: A Personal Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot?; and a placing in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition.
J.P. Cormier brings his dazzling compositions and finger-work to the stage 250 nights a year in theatres, at festivals, and with symphonies as guest performer. He is accompanied on piano and harmony vocals by Hilda Chiasson-Cormier and multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen. No matter the combination, J.P.’s performances are simply electrifying.