John 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.
Seventeen 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, including a JUNO nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, a Kerrville Texas New Folk win to name a few.
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 song writing and is taking those tools to write some of his most personal songs. He has, quite literally, found his voice.
John Wort Hannam plays the Rosebud Festival Stage on July 30, 2022 at 4:00pm.