Sept 9-11 Occupy East Magic, Idaho with Tycoon Machete
New video: Somewhere Someone Duo with Erin Stout on musical saw
Welcome to the website of J. P. Whipple, musician, performance artist, songwriter, artist, writer, and vagabond. I am a veteran songwriter who has released at least a dozen records and sold at least a dozen of each. I have travelled through the US and Europe playing my music and making tens and tens of dollars. My music career has afforded me a life of glamour during which I have spent much of the last decade homeless, barefoot, living out of a truck and preaching my music to anyone who would listen.
Many years ago, I started studying the recordings of the early twentieth century. I liked that those records were honest. There were no pitch corrections or any whizzy synthetic sounds. I liked traveling through time and listening to ghosts sing to me. Now I take my old guitars and banjos somewhere dark and quiet and sing back. You can listen too, if you like.
You can usually find me in the organic section of the record stores or on cooperative, community radio stations.... or here.
Please make yourself at home at my website. It has been here since 2001 which is longer than I have been anywhere in the real world. Follow the links at the top and they will take you... somewhere... with any luck. If you are interested in my band, Tycoon Machete, you can find them here.
If you are looking for some music, you can check out almost every album I made at my Bandcamp page. I am probably on Spotify and Pandora or whatever but playing music on those sites doesn't do any artist any good. I'd rather you stole my music on Pirate Bay. At least that would show you cared enough to make an effort to steal my music. I have a YouTube Channel and there are playlists of trippy music videos, live performances and other silliness. I usually post a live video every Sunday on my Facebook page.