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John Wort Hannam bringing band back to Lethbridge Folk Club

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John Wort Hannam is looking forward to returning to the Lethbridge Folk Club, Jan. 22 with a full band.John Wort Hannam playing with the Highway 3 Roots Revue. Photo by Richard Amery

The last time I played here was with the Highway 3 Roots revue (in December). I don’t think I’ve picked up a guitar since,” said Hannam, getting ready for weekend gigs in Calgary and Edmonton.

“So I am eager to get going again,” he continued adding he is looking forward to bringing stand up bassist Tyler Bird, drummer Brad Brouwer and fiddler Scott Duncan to play the folk club show.

“It will be the full band. Whenever I play western Canada, I try to bring the whole band,” he continued.
“It all depends on the nature of the gig,” he said adding he may not be able to afford to bring the band on tours to the U.S or Europe, of which he has one coming up this year.

“We play together a lot. We do a little rehearsing, but it is difficult because the fiddle player lives in Calgary, he said adding he will be playing a couple new songs at the folk club show.

Dalliance Ellixir opens  John Wort Hannam’s show,  Jan. 22. Photo by Richard Amery“ One of them is a sort of a tribute to old country music and the other is about my old guitar. They still aren’t 100 per cent done. They are still works in progress,” he continued adding he hopes to record a new CD in the fall, but will be busy touring all over Canada and the United States for most of the year.


“I’m touring the United States more than I usually do, so I will be playing Washington D.C. and Virginia, and  going down to Florida then Texas. I’ll be playing the Woody Gutherie Folk Festival again then play all over Eastern Canada around Nova Scotia and then go out to Vancouver island. So it’s going to be a busy year,” he said adding he enjoyed spending some time off at home with his wife over the holidays to prepare for a hectic year.

“I enjoy playing the Lethbridge Folk Club. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

The show begins at 8 p.m. sharp with Dalliance Elixir. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 January 2011 12:08 )  
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