John Wort Hannam Band
Thursday 31 October 2019, 07:30pm
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Ken Prue presents John Wort Hannam Band at the Loft Cinema.

John Wort HannamJohn Wort Hannam – In 2001 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. Those songs would become his first recording Pocket Full Of Holes, released in 2003.

John Wort HannamSeventeen years later, the Alberta musician is releasing his seventh full-length recording Acres Of Elbow Room and has a few feathers in that lucky hat for his first six offerings. Feathers that include a JUNO nomination, 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.

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, a long, deep bout of depression, and episodes of losing his singing voice. But John has emerged a better songwriter, a better singer, and a better player. On Acres Of Elbow Room, John has further refined his lyrical style and has landed squarely on his niche in the folk-roots world. He’s spent years learning the craft of songwriting and is taking those tools to write some of his most personal songs. He has, quite literally, found his voice.

Ken Prue: I listened to a lot of John’s songs after he asked to play The LOFT. I danced in my chair to some of them, and I wept to some.

Watch and listen to this one that sums up the damage done by residential schools as much as anything I have ever read or heard:

Man of God by John Wort Hannam:

Thursday October 31, 2019 • 7:30 pm, Doors at 7pm

Tickets: Vic Hall Box Office $25 + fees

Location: Cobourg Loft