Feb 14, 2020
Raised on a farm and near the small town of Cupar Saskatchewan, JJ Voss has always been drawn towards playing music. Voss originally started with piano, but eventually would end up picking up his dad's old flat-top at the age of 8. Since that moment he has been following in the footsteps of troubadours like Charlie Major, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen.
From playing weekend gigs in his high school band, touring six nights a week on the cover band circuit, to finally crafting his own tunes, Voss has become known for his ability to fuse the classic country sound into music that's perfectly suited for modern times.
After releasing his debut EP hillbilly Storybook in 2009, and his debut full-length album ‘Show ‘Em Who's Voss’ in 2012, JJ had built himself up quite a reputation, this would come to a halt in 2017 though as Voss was forced to take a 1 year hiatus to recover from back surgery.
Bedridden with only social media, TV, and the news as his connection to the outside world, Voss began to digest the current social trends involving nationalism, tribalism, polarization, division, and violence. All of this weighed heavily on his mind, and it inspired him to begin putting pen to paper again, writing songs of love and acceptance that would become his third album ‘Come Along With Me’
JJ Voss joins the DTP to discuss his upcoming album ‘Come Along With Me’, and how he picked himself up from what he describes as one of his darkest moments, to create what might be his most vibrant and inspiring music to date