36 years later after stepping on stage as professional union musician for the first time at the tender age of 13, JP is still going, and frighteningly, still getting better.
16 albums followed the success of his debut recording, Another Morning. He’s won12 ECMA’s, Juno nominations, a Canadian Folk Music Award and 5 Music Nova Scotia Awards. Each album is a snapshot one of the things he does. There are fiddle albums, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, tribute records, songwriting collections– an astounding spectrum of talent and musical vision.
His catalogue of recordings and the 150 or so records he’s produced on other artists, resemble the tapestry he weaves in live performance. Where he used to carry 3 and 4 piece bands, he tours alone now. Just him and the instruments.
People still leave his shows confused, amazed and wondering what they just saw. Did they see a storyteller? A Songwriter? Arguably one of the best guitar players in the business today? Someone who crosses the lines between different instruments like there are no lines? Who was that masked man, anyway?
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