John Wort Hannam
‘Love Lives On’ Track Listing:
1. Roll, Roll, Roll 2. Over The Moon 3. Labrador 4. Love Lives On 5. Chasing The Song 6. Man Of God
7. Gonna See My Love 8. Write Me Back In 9. Heart For Sale 10. Molly And Me 11. Good Nite Nova Scotia
All songs by John Wort Hannam — Produced by Leeroy Stagger
John Wort Hannam is a Canadian singer songwriter from Fort Macleod, Alberta.
Born in the Channel Islands and raised in Alberta, John earned a degree in Native American Studies and taught on a reserve for five years.
Since leaving his teaching post for music in 2002 he’s been nominated for a Juno, three Western Canadian Music Awards, a North American Folk Alliance Award and three Canadian Folk Music Awards – winning Contemporary Album of the Year in 2010.
John is well known for his story telling through music. Themes which are central to his music include life in Western Canada, and the human experience as seen through the eyes of simple working folk.
He has performed at music festivals in Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Australia and he appeared at the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.
In addition to singing, John plays guitar, tenor guitar and harmonica.
“People are starting to sit up and notice this singer-songwriter in his appearances from Montreal to Australia.” — Edmonton Folk Festival
Wed 29. The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN
Tel: 020 7485 9899 Tickets £10.00 — From 9:00 p.m.
Thurs 30. The Royal Oak 72 High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0HF
Tel: 01249 817034 Tickets £4.00 — From 8:00 p.m.
Fri 1. Maverick Festival Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0EQ
See Maverick Festival site for ticket details.
Sat 2. Maverick Festival Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0EQ
See Maverick Festival site for ticket details.
Sun 3. Doncaster Brewery, 7 Young Street, DN1 3EL, Doncaster DN1 3EL
Tel: 07770 958394 Tickets £7.00 — From 4:30 p.m.
More About John Wort Hannam
It’s a long, hard road – figuratively and literally – from being a school teacher on a southern Alberta First Nation’s reserve to a Juno-nominated roots music career with performances at The Kennedy Centre, The Smithsonian, and Trafalgar Square, but he wouldn’t trade the journey for the world.
Born in St Helier on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands and raised in Southern Alberta, John earned degrees in Native American Studies and Native Education and taught Grade Nine on reserve for five years. He decided he wanted to pursue a career in music after hearing Loudon Wainwright III in 1997.
Now a prize-winning songwriter and performer touring internationally, John Wort Hannam is known for his unique take on the simple day-to-day dramas of common folk through songs that map the landscapes of both the human heart and the vast landscape of Canada.
With a keen eye for the quirky and lyrics that create stories behind the songs, this born storyteller shares the personal and the profound. Thriving on live performance, John Wort Hannam is truly happy when he is on the road playing and connecting personally with an audience.
Since leaving his teaching job, he’s released five albums, performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and written official song for the 2011 Alberta Winter Games.
He won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award in 2007. He’s been nominated for three Western Canadian Music Awards, a North American Folk Alliance Award, and three Canadian Folk Music Awards – winning the Contemporary Album of the Year in 2010. He also earned a 2010 Juno nod for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year Solo, and he has won the Grand Prize in the Calgary Folk Festival Song Competition on three separate occasions.
Love Lives On – 2015
Queen’s Hotel – Sept. 15, 2009
Two Bit Suit – April 10, 2007
Dynamite and Dozers – June 16, 2004
Pocket Full of Holes – July 17, 2002
2013 Triple Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee
2010 Contemporary Album of the Year Winner - Canadian Folk Music Awards
2010 Juno Award Nominee - Roots and Traditional Album of the Year
2009 Grand Prize Winner - Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Competition
2008 North American Folk Alliance Award Nominee
2007 Double Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
2007 New Folk Winner – Kerrville Texas New Folk Songwriting Competition
2007 Grand Prize Winner - Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Competition
2005 Double Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee
2005 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
2004 Grand Prize Winner - Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Competition
“Like Tom Russell, Hannam’s narrative, achingly resilient writing approach hooks the listener immediately. The real deal.” — Shindig UK