|Up from down home for his annual visit to Hughs Room, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary, J.P. Cormier is having a good year. Hes been nominated by the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) for awards in four categories: Album of the Year The Long River: A Personal Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot: Folk Recording of the Year "The Long River"; Single of the Year "Blackbird" from Looking Back: Volume 2 The Song; and Entertainer of the Year. This boy needs a slap.
Onstage with J.P. was his wife and companion of over 3,000 shows, the stellar Hilda Chiasson-Cormier on keyboard, and Darren McMullin, a flying fingered multi-instrumentalist playing lead guitar, electric bass, banjo, mandolin and a few other things. This boy is also good enough to need a slap.