John Wort Hannam
Canadian singer songwriter, and all round nice guy, is touring the UK with fiddler Scott Duncan in May/June 2023
" John Wort Hannam has a voice that can convey regret, sorrow, joy, and love in equal measure, and his songwriting is equal to the task of bringing out all those emotions... insightful lyrics, terrific melodies, and engaging music." - Great Dark Wonder.
In 2001, roots/folk musician John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Eighteen years later, he has a few feathers in that lucky hat including a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, a Kerrville Texas New Folk win, and numerous Western Canadian Music Award and Canadian Folk Music Award nominations.
"Showmanship comes to mind... the way John Wort Hannam crafted the arc of the show with very affective and memorable songs, (and fun) with Scott Duncan on fiddle." - AD Kicking Horse Culture
Born on the island of Jersey, John emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was just eight years old. Recent years have seen a great deal of change in John’s life - becoming a Dad, turning 50, a move to the “big city” of Lethbridge.
"Hannam's sense of humour had the crowd laughing out loud throughout his performance" - Elmore Magazine
John with bassist and fiddler Scott Duncan
"John Wort Hannam took to the stage and took the audience, too." - Suze Casey, Artistic director, Calgary Folk Club.
"Hannam's narrative achingly resilient writing approach hooks the listener immediately." - Shindig Magazine, UK
"John Wort Hannam looks like Billy Bob Thornton, hails from rural Alberta, and does roots music like no one's business." - Spill Magazine
John Wort Hannam performing 'Acres of Elbow Room' LIVE at The Silk Mill for their Biddulph Up In Arms x Silk Mill session
Touring May/June 2023
Thu. 18th May 2023
Fri. 19th May 2023
Sat 20th May 2023
Thu 1st June 2023
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