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Lethbridge Folk Club present John Wort Hannam With Gabriel Thaine
Sat, Jan 12
The Cave (Lethbridge College) - Lethbridge


Time: 8 p.m.

Tickets :$25 members $30 guests

Tickets for the John Wort Hannam show on Saturday January 12th., 2019 are now available at Casa Art Centre 230 - 8 Street South, Lethbridge. $25 member with current card, $30 guest without card. Card will be available at the concert, ask at the door for your membership. There are only 140 tickets available. Get them early. Could be a great Christmas gift as well.

John Wort Hannam

John Wort Hannam comes from a long line of people who made a living using their hands. His great-great grandfather drove horse and buggy for the village doctor. His great-grandfather was a stevedore, his grandfather, a farmer and his father still works as a master carpenter. John broke from tradition and for five years taught grade 9 language arts on the largest reserve in Canada – The Kainai Nation, part of the Blackfoot Tribe. But in 1997 he heard a Loudon Wainwright III record and was hooked by the music and stories. In 1998 he bought a guitar and learnt some chords. In 2002 he quit teaching and began to pursue the dream of being a working musician. Wort Hannam has come back to the family tradition and now also makes his living with his hands – both writing and playing music. He independently released his debut CD “pocket full of holes” in 2002 and his 2nd CD “Dynamite and ‘Dozers” in 2004. His third CD “Two-Bit Suit” was released by Black Hen Music in the spring of 2007 and 2009 saw the release of “Queen’s Hotel”.


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. Feathers that include a JUNO nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, a Kerrville Texas New Folk win, and numerous Western Canadian Music Award and Canadian Folk Music Award nominations.

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 songwriting and is taking those tools to write some of his most personal songs. He has, quite literally, found his voice.


The Cave (Lethbridge College)   -   Website
3000 College Drive South
T1K 1L6
Country: ca


The Cave is the student lounge area located between the College Centre Core and the Physical Education Building. It provides a relaxed area where students can meet and discuss their classes over a coffee or snack. Food Services provides hot and cold drinks, pastries, subs, smokies, burgers, chili, pizza, soups and salads, nachos and various snacks.
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