John Wort Hannam to play five UK dates

It’s a long, hard road – figuratively and literally – from being a school teacher on a southern Alberta First Nation’s reserve to a Juno-nominated roots music career with

performances at The Kennedy Centre, The Smithsonian, and Trafalgar Square, but he wouldn’t trade the journey for the world.

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Born in St Helier on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands and raised in Southern Alberta, John earned degrees in Native American Studies and Native Education and taught Grade Nine on reserve for five years.

He decided he wanted to pursue a career in music after hearing Loudon Wainwright III in 1997.


Now a prize-winning songwriter and performer touring internationally, John Wort Hannam is known for his unique take on the simple day-to-day dramas of common folk through songs that map the landscapes of both the human heart and the vast landscape of Canada.


With a keen eye for the quirky and lyrics that create stories behind the songs, this born storyteller shares the personal and the profound.

Thriving on live performance, John Wort Hannam is truly happy when he is on the road playing and connecting personally with an audience.


Since leaving his teaching job, he’s released five albums, performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and written official song for the 2011 Alberta Winter Games.


He won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award in 2007. He’s been nominated for three Western Canadian Music Awards, a North American Folk Alliance Award, and three Canadian Folk Music Awards – winning the Contemporary Album of the Year in 2010.

He also earned a 2010 Juno nod for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year Solo, and he has won the Grand Prize in the Calgary Folk Festival Song Competition on three separate occasions.


June 2016


Wed 29. The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN

Tel: 020 7485 9899 Tickets £10.00  — From 9:00 p.m.


Thurs 30. The Royal Oak 72 High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0HF

Tel: 01249 817034 Tickets £4.00 —  From 8:00 p.m.


July 2016


Fri 1. Maverick Festival Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0EQ

See Maverick Festival site for ticket details.


Sat 2. Maverick Festival Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0EQ

See Maverick Festival site for ticket details.


Sun 3. Doncaster Brewery, 7 Young Street, DN1 3EL, Doncaster DN1 3EL

Tel: 07770 958394 Tickets £7.00 — From 4:30 p.m.




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