J-P Piirainen is a talented fingerstyle guitarist and composer from Finland. His passion for guitar has led him to explore different playing styles that he combines to Nordic folk music creating a totally new, groovy and interesting style of guitar music. Playing both his own compositions and traditional folk tunes, he brings a new twist to not only the world of Nordic folk music, but also the world of guitar music. This music he calls NORDIC GUITAR MUSIC.
Since starting his solo career J-P Piirainen has played Nordic Guitar Music in small clubs and big concert halls around Finland and has toured in Estonia, Japan and Germany. He has collaborated with many top folk music artists from Finland like Maija Kauhanen, Venla Ilona Blom (Tuuletar), Timo Alakotila and Frigg.
Currently he’s performing with a PIIRAINEN | BLOM | COMPANY that mixes music and dance, and as a solo artist. In 2020 he launched a new project where he creates 2020 era folk music with a hybrid instrument that he invented that combines guitar and Finnish national instrument kantele.