We are very pleased to welcome Alberta’s John Wort Hannam to Halifax and happier still to announce that fellow Albertan Mike Plume has been added to the bill at The Carleton on Wednesday, September 26th. Show time is 8 PM and tickets are $15 advanced or $20 at the door.
John Wort Hannam‘s Dad once said to him, “You’re dead a long time, so you better get out there and make something beautiful.” Hannam quit his teaching job, bought a guitar, wrote songs in his basement, recorded his first record, and began touring.
Since his career’s humble beginnings, he has garnered a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Album of the Year, won multiple songwriting prizes, including the iconic Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Award. He penned the 2011 Alberta Winter Games official song, Like The Northern Lights, and Let It Shine On, the official 50th anniversary song of his alma mater, University of Lethbridge.
Perhaps it’s the growing list of accolades or the lofty comparisons reviewers have made to Tom Russell, W.O. Mitchell and Margaret Laurence, but whatever it is, Lethbridge, AB based, folk-roots musician, John Wort Hannam is making music with a new-found confidence these days. 15 years into his career and he is far and away writing his best material yet.
Mike Plume has been making music, on and off, for over thirty years and has 10+ albums to show for it. Probably best known on our east coast for the unexpected viral video for his tribute to a Canadian legend, So Long Stompin’ Tom, he is a seasoned performer who’s paid his dues on the long, hard road and lived to tell us about it. We encourage you to click the link HERE for his full bio. It’s a great read!
And just because we like to see Mike channeling Steve Earl, here’a another great tune…