J JP started playing guitar at the age of 8 and by age 10 it was clear that something special was happening here. This "Something Special" was recognized by legendary bluesman Sam "Bluzman" Taylor. Sam took JP under his wing and began to school him on the blues, or what Sam use to call "SAMerizing" him. It was under Sam's watchful eye that JP began to flourish as a musician and a bluesman!
JP has had the pleasure of either performing with or opening for such legendary artists as Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna), Chris Beard, Debbie Davies, Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), Buddy Cage (New Riders), Caroline Aiken, Geoff Ackerson, Jon Paris, Kerry Kearney (Marty Balin), Phil Grande (Joe Cocker), Scott Holt (Buddy Guy), Vince Converse, Nathaniel Peterson and Dennis Innessibuw (Robert Plant), Sam Bluzman Taylor, , Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, Cactus, Pat Adkins (Gary US Bonds), Kofi Burbridge (Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks), Todd Smallie (Derek Trucks)
It is clear that JPBlues searing, soulful guitar gives hope to the rebirth of passion and soul in music!
Hear JP Blues interview on A1Blues.com HERE!