Guitarist set to 'dazzle' at Townehouse show

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 21, 2014 - 10:30 AM |
 JP Cormier is set to play at the Townehouse Tavern Feb. 6. Supplied photo.

JP Cormier is set to play at the Townehouse Tavern Feb. 6. Supplied photo.

Internationally renowned guitarist and fiddle player JP Cormier will visit The Townehouse Tavern on Feb. 6.

Born in London, Ont., schooled in Tennessee, and settled in Cape Breton, Cormier is unequalled in many styles, a press release from the Townehouse said.

Whether he is demonstrating his mastery of Chet Atkins-style guitar, Scruggs three-finger roll Banjo, Appalachan frailing, fiddle, mandolin or delivering a powerful vocal song, Cormier is a unique concert experience.

He also plays tenor banjo, piano, drums, upright bass, cello, 12-string guitar and probably just about anything else you can imagine.

“Cormier will dazzle us on guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin,” the press release said. “He’ll sing a bunch of great songs and demonstrate a few different styles, tell some stories that make you laugh — tales from the road and a life in music, jokes and you will walk away wishing he would come back every week.”

Hugh Jazz's Jamie Dupuis will be Cormier's opening act. Dupuis is an award-winning Sudbury guitar player. He has travelled, schooled and performed his music across North America.

He can be seen most often in Sudbury playing with the Gypsy Jazz Trio/Quartet/Quintet, Hugh Jazz. A master finger-style guitarist of classical training, Jamie stretches out to explore the instrument’s potential on similar quests to masters like Don Ross or Michael Hedges.

Tickets to the event cost $20 each. The doors open at 7 p.m., Dupuis performs starting at just before 8 p.m., and Cormier hits the stage at 8:30 p.m. for two sets.

For more information, phone 705-929-1613.

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