If a codfish had strings, JP could play it."
That's the saying on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, that describes our next artist - JP Cormier. He is coming to Nordland as part of his first west coast tour. He's not well known on this side of the continent, but he should be.
JP Cormier is a man with many musical talents. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, song writer, story teller, consummate entertainer - he is all of these. He taught himself to play the guitar at a very early age, and went on to master many other string instruments. He started winning competitions at the age of 9, landed his first steady professional job at 14, released his first album at 16, and has performed with countless artists in both Canada and the US - the list is a who's who in music. He has won many awards and commendations and has performed at every Celtic Colours festival since it began in 1997. Born in Ontario of parents who were from Cape Breton, he now calls Cape Breton home, and his music has been heavily influenced by its strong traditions.
If you're not familiar with JP Cormier and his talent, you can check it out here.
Leap Year Day only comes around every four years. This is a performance that may never come to this area again.
Saturday, February 29
The Old Nordland Church Community Hall - 7120 Flagler Rd. in Nordland
7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Requested donation $20 per person, at the door, all proceeds go to the performer
CDs will be available for purchase (cash only)
You're invited to bring light snacks or desserts and beverages to share
Reservations required - please reply to email@example.com or 360-379-3458 with the number of seats you'd like