Photos by Mark Girdauskas & Relish Elgin
J.P. Cormier is known for his flawless delivery of original story songs, with lyrics most often based on true events. On Friday evening at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre, he shared a multitude of humorous anecdotes between musical numbers, sung in his gentle, magnetic voice. Most were presented in a laid back style that is in distinct contrast with what happens on his accompanying guitar where his fingers fly with amazing speed and precision .
Cormier noted that he had hesitated to embark on a solo tour, and thanked the audience for making it easy. They seemed happily charmed by Cormier’s music (and by his only companion on stage, his dog Jack).