J.P. Cormier on tonight at Glasgow Square

Amy MacKenzie
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NEW GLASGOW – J.P. Cormier will be playing at one of his favourite places when he comes to Glasgow Square Thursday night. He is performing in celebration of the release of his latest album, “Somewhere in the Back of My Heart.”

“I love New Glasgow. It’s one of my favourite venues,” Cormier said in an interview. “I have a lot of history in that town. Dave Gunning is one of my closest friends. I produced an album down there and I have a long history with the people of that town.”

Cormier is a well-known Cape Breton singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

He has performed extensively throughout Canada, Great Britain, Europe, and the U.S.

His songs have been number one hits on American and European radio and he’s won 12 East Coast Music Awards, five Music Nova Scotia Awards, and a Canadian Folk Music Award. His album, “Another Morning,” was nominated for a Juno in 1998 and has since sold nearly 100,000 copies.

Cormier has released 13 solo albums since 1995 and has won more than 30 awards in 20 years of fiddle, guitar, banjo, and song-writing competitions.

On his new album, “Somewhere in the Back of My Heart,” Cormier said he has strayed from his usual style.

“It’s just not presented the same way as my other albums. I didn’t produce the record. It was produced by Jamie Foulds. I did that on purpose,” he said. “I wanted to get away from producing my own stuff. There’s a lot more of me on the guitar than there is on other albums and it’s a different type of material all together.”

Cormier will perform at Glasgow Square on Thursday evening. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m.

Geographic location: NEW GLASGOW, Cape Breton, Canada Great Britain Europe Nova Scotia

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