These are just some of the character building moments of his life that have shaped J.P. Kallio in to the songwriter, singer and guitarist he is today. The music is organic, catchy and stays with you long after hearing the songs for the first time. J.P. draws his influences from singer songwriters like Tom Waits, Ben Harper and Dave Mathews, but you can also hear his love for good rock music in the vain of Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Foo fighters.
His love for blues guitar is evident, as is his 14 years of backing Irish traditional music. “It is bluesy, folky rock with a good portion of old and modern sounds”. His début CD “On a shoestring” is to be released in March/April of 2011. The songs consist of few older songs that J.P. has performed over the years with numerous bands he has worked with, but most of the material is brand new songs.
The arrangements vary from simple acoustic guitar and voice to full band productions. “There is time to be gentle and time to rock it out” J.P. has always had a keen interest in the music business. He has decided to write weekly blog about his experience of recording and releasing his first solo CD.
In the blog he is sharing his experience in the industry ups and downs, where he succeeds and where he fails. “Irish music scene has been good to me and I want to give back something in return, and I hope this blog will be valuable information for other artists on a similar path” J.P. is no stranger to live performance; he has done well over 2000 concerts in the past fourteen years he has worked as full time musician. He has toured extensively around the world with several bands weeks, even months at a time.
He has developed a strong stage presence and knows how to connect with the audience. Whether it is with a band or just him and his guitar, J.P. throws every last bit of himself in to the performance. Read more on Last.fm.
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