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.