Active since. 1998
Hometown of Saint Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom
Currently Resides in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
JOHN WORT HANNAM
Perhaps it’s the growing list of accolades, which these days includes a Juno nod, a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Galaxie Rising Star Award and a Kerrville New Folk title. Or perhaps it’s the lofty comparisons reviewers have made to Tom Russell, W.O. Mitchell and Margaret Laurence. Whatever it is, Lethbridge, AB, folk-‐roots musician John Wort Hannam is making music with a new band and new-‐found confidence these days. He is far and away writing his best collection of material. John has released 6 recordings in 13 years with performance highlights that include, composing the 50th Anniversary song for his alma mater, University of Lethbridge, composing the 2012 Alberta Winter Games official song; playing the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games; collaborating with the Calgary Philharmonic; and winning the Kerrville New Folk Song Competition.