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, with a few feathers in that lucky hat that include a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year.
Born on the island of Jersey, John emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was just eight years old. Now he lives near Calgary, Alberta with his own family.
2019 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee – Roots Artist of the Year
2017 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Grand Prize Winner
2013 Triple Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee
2010 Canadian Folk Music Award Winner - Contemporary Recording of the Year
2010 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee - Roots Recording of the Year
2010 Juno Award Nominee - Roots and Traditional Solo Category
There are more, but you get the idea.
John Wort Hannam performing 'Acres of Elbow Room' LIVE at The Silk Mill for their Biddulph Up In Arms x Silk Mill session
Composed the University of Lethbridge Official 50th Anniversary song 2017
Composed the 2012 Alberta Winter Games official song “Like The Northern Lights”
Performed at 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, UK
Performed at Alberta House/Cultural Olympiad during the 2010 Winter Olympics
Represented Alberta at Trafalgar Square during Canada Day in London 2009
Collaborated with the Calgary Philharmonic on Alberta Arts Day 2008
Won the Kerrville, Texas New Folk Song Competition 2007