"John Wort Hannam is one of Alberta’s finest singer-songwriters — a man who consistently captures what it’s like to live and breathe on the prairies." - The YYScene
"One of Alberta’s most admired folksingers for the way he relates stories in song..." - Edmonton Journal
2018 was a banner year for Alberta-based singer-songwriter John Wort Hannam. He released his critically acclaimed 7th album, Acres of Elbow Room, in September and spent much of the year playing shows across Canada promoting the album and growing his fan base. And John is showing no signs of slowing down in 2019 with a Western Canadian Tour starting on January 11th in Calgary. See below for full tour schedule.
John Wort Hannam's life has been filled with change over that last few years - becoming a Dad, turning 50, a move to the big city, a marital reckoning, 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 his latest album Acres Of Elbow Room, John has further found 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 used those tools to write some of his most personal songs. And soon he's going to put those skills to use again when he begins work on his 8th studio album, set for release next year.
"The songs on Acres Of Elbow Room are by far my favourite of all I’ve written and I love sharing them with new audiences," says John. "2019 sees me back at the Banff Centre fort Arts and Creativity in March to write the next album to be released in spring 2020."
Acres of Elbow Room is available now on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services. For more information and the most up to date tour listings, please visit: johnworthannam.com
JOHN WORT HANNAM >> WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES
January 11 - Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage & Grill
January 12 - Lethbridge, AB - Lethbridge Folk Club
January 13 - Medicine Hat, AB - Ye Olde Jar Bar
January 15 - Saskatoon, SK - The Bassment
January 16 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
January 17 - Roblin, MB - Roots at Rusty's
January 18 - Pinawa, MB - Pinawa Community Centre