Justin Klump

Justin Klump


I am a 23 year-old Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter. In 2003 I was named as one of the “Top 21 Artists under 21” by the Seattle PI. I have opened for artists including Ari Hest and Matt Nathanson. For the past four years, I have been playing colleges and festivals across the U.S.


A small-town Washington native, singer/songwriter Justin Klump picked up his first guitar at the age of 15. By the time a year had passed, he had successfully spent more than 3,000 hours practicing the guitar as well as writing a number of original songs. Now at the age of 23, Justin has taken a road less traveled for a teen, immersing himself in the rigors of classical guitar study. For the past 4 years, Klump has been playing numerous colleges, venues and festivals as both a headliner and support. He has opened for artists including Matt Nathanson (Universal Records), Ari Hest (Columbia Records) and Hyperstatic Union (RKT Records). Justin recently won the Acoustic Battle of the Bands contest at Washington State University, beating out a multitude of contestants from across the Northwest Region.

Justin’s hallmark style was recognized when he won consecutive titles at the WMEA Regional Classical Guitar competition in 2000 and 2001. He was later named one of the ‘Top 21 Artists under 21’ by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer proclaiming “[Justin’s] acoustic guitar and heart-on-sleeve lyrics will make you wish you’d never stopped keeping that personal journal." Klump has seamlessly bridged the gap between folk, pop and rock while incorporating the sounds of such influential artists as Dave Matthews, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek and Damien Rice. Justin adds to the mix a soothing combination of skillful guitar and piano, creating a unique musical sound all of his own.

Klump has just recently released a new EP entitled Something For September in which the 6 tracks showcase his talent and passion for expressing his heart through his music. The album has been described by indie-music.com as “a sharp debut with solid production, intelligent lyrics, a strong, scrappy vocal…and infuses sincerity into every yearning track.” The musicianship is solid, with warm acoustic guitar and melancholy piano playing as the driving sound behind each track. His song “Silhouette” is set to be featured on the next EarSnacks Compilation CD available through Awarestore.com. Artists such as Jason Mraz, John Mayer and Marc Broussard have all had songs on previous versions of this renowned compilation. “I got bored with learning others, so I tried to start writing,” says Justin with a genuine smile, and his words come from personal experience.


“Here’s a young man whose voice and guitar play will knock your socks off”

"These songs are deeply emotional without crossing the line into acoustic emo territory"

“Six Years is all that it’s taken for solo artist Justin Klump to master to acoustic guitar”


EarSnacks Compilation CD 2007

Something for September EP (c) 2006

October Sessions EP (c) 2004

All this on my Mind (c) 2003

Set List

Typical set length: 30-75 minutes

*Solo Acoustic/Full band as needed

Original Songs:
Not Your Own
Reason's Why
Painter's Son
Nothing Left
On and On
Any Other Time
Let Go
Where You Belong
You and I
Night's All Gone
One Day
Walk with You
Just Enough
Killing our Society