J.P. Cormier has been a part of the Stanfest family since the very first festival in 1997. Now a pillar of the East Coast music scene, J.P. has recorded upwards of 20 albums under his own name and produced scores more for others. He has mastered more instruments than ought to be humanly possible and is a busy clinician and teacher. Having left Cape Breton at the age of 16 to learn from the masters and join them on stage. JP performed with his heroes Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe and others before returning to Atlantic Canada in 1995. We’re excited to welcome him back!