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.
Nineteen years later, the Alberta musician has released eight full-length recordings and has a few feathers in that lucky hat for his 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.
Time brings change, and John has emerged a better songwriter, a better singer, and a better player. The lyrical style has been refined and John Wort Hannam 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, literally, found his voice and we are the better for that.
Too tough for folk and too blues-influenced for country, Lynne Hanson’s brand of porch music with a little red dirt can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. Her hard living music has garnered her the nickname “Canada’s Queen of Americana.” And while her deep, bluesy croon has drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, it’s the poetry of her lyrics that really sets her apart.
“An uncommon ability to interpret the roots of American sound by combining sensual blues with delicious country-folk numbers.” Lonestar Time