JP Ruggieri is a Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and pedal steel guitarist whose broad range of abilities have made him a much sought-after session player in Nashville and beyond. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, JP continued his education on the New York City singer-songwriter scene while earning his living as a side-man for a variety of international artists. As performer in his own right he has written and recorded two albums, the latest of which is due to be released in 2023.

JP has played pedal steel and guitar on Tony Award winning Broadway show "Oklahoma!" and has performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians and artists such as: Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers), Jano Rix (The Wood Brothers, Gabe Dixon Band), Viktor Krauss (Bill Frisell), Charlie Hunter, Penny & Sparrow, David Ford, Jarrod Dickenson (Decca Records) and Rainee Blake (Nashville TV Series) to name a few.

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“I’m really blown away by JP’s songwriting, singing, and guitar playing. Imagine rootsy-bluesy rock and pop with a hint of Bill Frisell and Ry Cooder.” - Jack Silverman, Nashville Scene contributing editor, Premier Guitar contributor

“There’s no showmanship. No fancy moves. Just a mastery of his instrument and a voice that creates a connection for the audience between the words and their meaning.” - Even The Stars

“He has a gift for storytelling … clearly one to keep an eye on.” - Maximum Volume

“Clear and full of heart … a joy to watch.” - Living North