John Wort Hannam & The Blue Collars at Sunset Saloon, March 22!

JWH_Poster_SunsetSaloonJohn Wort Hannam & The Blue Collars
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Live at The Sunset Saloon (House Concert, Westwood, Winnipeg)
2:00 pm MATINÉE
Suggested donation $20-25 (all money goes directly to this talented group!)

If you wish, bring a drink for yourself, and/or a snack to share, but we’ve always got plenty of all of those on hand!
All are welcome (bring the kids, friends, family, people off the street, whatever)

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We’re very excited to welcome John Wort Hannam back to The Sunset Saloon for the first time in Winnipeg since he last played at our house, almost 5 years ago! He’s been busy touring around, making great records, and garnering acclaim wherever he goes, so it’s a treat to have him back in our intimate surroundings. He recently finished a new album produced by Leeroy Stagger at Rebeltone Ranch, so hopefully we’ll hear some new songs, as well as some old favourites.

In 12 years of being a working musician, John Wort Hannam has released 5 albums, capturing a Juno nomination for Best Traditional/ Roots album and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Album of the Year.

“You’re dead a long time” chants Juno nominated John Wort Hannam’s mantra, “so you better get out there and play.”

John Wort Hannam and the Blue Collars’ winsome, lonesome and then some style of acoustic roots reveals a woven textile of metaphor, phrasing, irony, and rhyme that reads with ease like well written prose.

He is one of the new torch-bearers of a vast songwriting tradition in the styles of John Prine, Louden Wainwright III, and Steve Earle but proudly Canadian.


Guy Clark & John Wort Hannam (John has one of the best Guy Clark stories ever! Let's hope we can get him to tell it!)

Guy Clark & John Wort Hannam
(John has one of the best Guy Clark stories ever! Let’s hope we can get him to tell it!)

“Songs that speak of the Prairies with the eloquence of a Sinclair Ross or a W.O. Mitchell, a Margaret Laurence or a Sharon Butala.” —

“People are starting to sit up and notice this singer-songwriter in his appearances from Montreal to Australia.” —Edmonton Folk Festival

“John Wort Hannam looks like Billy Bob Thorton, hails from rural Alberta, and does roots-country like no one’s business.” —Spill Magazine

“Like Tom Russell, Hannam’s narrative, achingly resilient writing approach hooks the listener immediately. The real deal.” —Shindig UK

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