Sounds LikeJoe Bonamassa, The Black Crowes, Robin Trower
“Thick Blues dripping over the edge of Rock” is what JP Blues has been described as. He captures an old sound with a contemporary style. “I Will Not Go Quietly” CD was a very familiar name on the Roots Music Report Radio Charts hitting for a total of 28 weeks straight and at #4. Now the level has even heightened with the band’s follow up CD released in Sept 2013, “Make Room at the Table”. Not only did it chart on RMR but also crossed over into the Jam Bands Radio Charts. Also appearing on “Make Room at the Table” are special guests Yonrico Scott and Todd Smallie (The Derek Trucks Band). It is clear that JP Blues searing, soulful guitar gives hope to the rebirth of passion and soul in music!
JP started playing guitar at the age of 10 on Long Island, New York and 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”. JP Toured the East coast with Sam’s band as a special guest for a few years. It was under Sam’s watchful eye that JP began to flourish as a musician and a bluesman!
JP Blues started in 2008 with band members Pat Adkins (Chuck Berry, Gary US Bonds) on Drums and John Young (Ryan Leslie) on Bass. This is when JP released his first CD called, “Die Happy”. In that same year the band went on to compete in the International Blues Competition representing The Long Island Blues Society. At the time JP was one of the youngest competitors to enter into the IBC. Competing in the same venue was the band Trampled under Foot who went on to win the entire competition. This competition though opened many doors to allow JP to become not only a band but a touring act.
In 2011, JP left the New York blues scene and moved to Atlanta, Georgia. It is here that he met his drummer Shiloh Bloodworth, and in 2013 they both were hired to back Australian blues artist Anni Piper (Blues Leaf Records) on her first US tour. Later with the addition of Tony Hossri on Bass, JP Blues had formed a new power trio and hit the road for an East Coast Tour as well as tearing up the Southern Circuit.
JP was voted by www.Truefire.com as one of their TOP 100 GUITARISTS “YOU SHOULD KNOW” and is also endorsed by Epiphone! JP has had the pleasure of either performing with or opening for such legendary artists as Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), Phil Grande (Joe Cocker), , Dennis Innessibuw (Robert Plant), , Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks), Todd Smallie (Derek Trucks), Albert Castiglia.