After several years of touring as a guitarist with various Nashville-based acts, J.P. Burr is generating quite a buzz in the Middle Tennessee area as a solo artist and songwriter. Taking inspiration from a blend of rock, country, folk, and blues, J.P. strives to create classic-sounding music that will stand the test of time. His songwriting is vulnerable, raw, and genuine, with much of it openly reflecting on personal growth and struggles. J.P. released his debut EP, “Lonely Like You”, in the summer of 2021, and has since been writing and recording songs for a followup project.
John Patrick Burr grew up in Burns, Tennessee (population: 1,445). Inspired by his grandfather’s interest in guitar playing and the Guitar Hero video game series, he picked up the guitar at age 9. When middle school let out for the day, he spent his afternoons playing in student bands at a local music store. Throughout high school, he gigged around the Nashville area fronting a blues-rock trio and writing music whenever he could. After graduating high school, J.P. began playing guitar for several touring bands and artists, opening for country giants like Luke Combs, Dwight Yoakam, and Billy Currington. After establishing a reputation as a reliable live and studio musician in the Nashville area, he decided to shift the focus back to his own music. Now, with a modern take on classic sounds reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, and Tom Petty, J.P. Burr is quickly proving himself a force to be reckoned with.
“J.P. may seem like your quintessential boy-next-door on the outside, but the vehemence in which he tells his stories proves that looks can be deceiving”. – Built In Nashville