A stranger to none in the fiddle world, this established artist, continues to make waves and inroads all across Canada. His performances while steeped in tradition, have taken fiddle music to a new and exciting level! Growing up in rural Saskatchewan surrounded by fiddle music, this tradition is now reflected in his own playing and his passion for the music. It is often said that "to hear JJ play is to witness a tune come alive."
JJ started out by performing at a young age in many shows and dances across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba with his two sisters in a family band. This award winning fiddler competed in and won many fiddling competitions around the prairies including the Saskatchewan Junior & Novice Fiddling Championship. Early on in his career he joined the band Highway 49, and free-lanced with many other groups. In recent years JJ has played many shows and festivals with the Bluegrass & Old Time group, "Lone Tree Road" which has released several albums. His years of stage experience keeps him in demand and his busy schedule has allowed him to work with some of the biggest names in the fiddle and acoustic music world.
Much of the winter months JJ gives workshops and performing across Canada. He can also be found teaching fiddle to youth in Manitoba through the Frontier School Division, and for The Kole Crook Fiddle Association in the NWT. Summertime finds him featured at festivals, concerts and fiddle camps all across Canada from New Brunswick to British Columbia and all stops in between. This extensive work schedule allows him to meet many fans, consequently, this has made him an attraction on the Canadian fiddle circuit!
His fiddle albums, Nothing But Blue Skies(2005), Cadillac(2007), Fiddler(2009) and Old Time Dance (2011) Traveler's Jig (2014) are full of lively traditional and original fiddle music. His latest venture is a collaboration with Gordon Stobbe called Twin Fiddles (2015) has garnered a WCMA nomination. They have released Twin Fiddles 2 (2016) and have begun work on the much anticipated Twin Fiddles 3! All seven albums have received airplay across Canada on radio stations that support and play fiddle music. As a result of his hard work and dedication, he was nominated by the SCMA as "fiddler of the year" and winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Canadian Grand Masters. In addition to these achievements, he has been featured in publications such as The Prairies North Magazine, The Western Producer, and Sasktel's "Max Magazine". Currently, this Canadian artist is the host of Access7 TV show, ”Fiddling Around”. For more news on where JJ will be performing or what's new, check out the tour dates link on this web site, jjguy.ca