"He has the ability in his voice and his song writing skills to make you hang on every word one moment, like following an unfolding story, to being blown away by a powerful note that reverberates through [to] the next" -- THE REVELSTOKE CURRENT
"I am honestly impressed with your talents as a song-writer and performer. There are messages and perspectives in your work that I hope will be shared by many."
-- J. GREG WALTER - producer, musician & author
Who is JPJ?
A avid singer-songwriter and performer, with a natural vocal talent, creative harmonica and strong rhythmic guitar, is what best describes JPJ. Although a farmer by trade, Johnny is a passionate musical storyteller that writes about both the simplicities and complexities of life based on his own experiences and those around him.
Johnny delivers a musical experience that is a driving folk, country roots sound that Johnny has deemed Ranch Rock. Not all of JPJ’s show is high energy though. Johnny moves into Canadiana songs from an earlier album Prairie Roots Grow Deep, nominated for 2005 BCCMA Album of the Year, to a wonderful acoustic version of Ian Tyson’s song called Summer Wages which is included in Johnny’s new album, produced by nine times BCCMA Producer of the Year Tom Mckillip (Ian Tyson, Lisa Brokop, Aaron Pritchett).
Recorded with a full band Johnny’s new album Until You Get There has the energy and drive that comes from living a busy but impassioned life. On July 13th, Johnny will be joined by some great musicians including his son Hans Javan on violin/mandolin and Hal Rezansoff on bass and Jason Thomas on guitar.
Summer Line Up:
July 20 The LPs –Local favourites Leanne Harrison & Peter Makortoff
July 27 The Campfire Soul –Eclectic fusion of soul, acoustic rock and reggae
August 3 Harpdog Brown –Feel the healing power of the electric blues
August 10 Laura Landsberg Quintet –Jazz and more from a fresh, original voice
August 17 Vishtén –Acadian and Celtic trio with rock and indie-folk influences
August 24 Allensong –Sweet folk harmonies from this talented couple
August 31 Old-Time Fiddlers –Timeless tunes from this band of merrymakers