Cape Breton musician JP Cormier took a long time to make a new album and even gave up touring for a year. But in 2012 he came up with a major effort, Somewhere in the Back of My Heart, which he introduced succinctly and simply on his website: “So here it is. Stories from my life, stories I’ve heard and felt, stories I’ve loved, a snapshot of one person’s life in a certain moment in time. A pathway to that place where I always meet all of you in the back of my heart.”

Cormier is an amazing live performer and prolific songwriter that has been described as “the quintessential Maritime musician.” He will be stopping in Murillo en route to western Canada, travelling the back roads to play small towns, like Lavigne, Wawa and Murillo with his bass player, Emily Dingwall. If you are a fan of acoustic guitar and other stringed instruments, this is an opportunity to enjoy Cormier’s musicianship and songwriting in an intimate setting. The all ages show on February 10 starts at 7 pm at the Murillo Community Centre. Tickets are $25 advance, and available at Wilson’s Store (downtown Murillo), Calico Coffeehouse, PC Medic and Steeper’s Tea. Be sure to bring some cash to because there will be a pie auction in support of the Underground Gym.

Click here for a taste of JP Cormier’s music.