Award-winning Cormier stopping in Amherst

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AMHERST - For two-and-a-half decades, JP Cormier has been bringing his sounds to music lovers throughout the world.

At the end of January, the award-winning musician will be making a stop in Amherst.

Cormier, a self-taught guitar player at the age of five, is performing during a bluegrass music matinee with local band Blue Horizon on Jan. 31.

Hailing from Cape Breton, Cormier won his first guitar competition at the age of nine - beating out 30 other musicians three times his age.

Seven years later, Cormier recorded his first album, a collection of bluegrass instrumentals, worked his way across the United States festival circuit and moved to the U.S. for 10 years of session work and live appearances.

Following his return to Canada, Cormier has released more than 10 albums.

The show begins at 2 p.m. at the Amherst Lions Centre, where music-goers can enjoy coffee and tea.

Admission is $12 at the door and 50/50 tickets will be sold with the proceeds going to the Lions Centre.

Organizations: Amherst Lions Centre

Geographic location: Amherst, United States, Cape Breton Canada

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