Hannam, John Wort - Acres of Elbow Room

Format: CD
Year: 2018
Origin: Jersey Channel Islands, UK - Fort MacLeod, Alberta
Genre: folk
Value of Original Title: $20.00
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Release Type: Albums
Playlist: Alberta, 2010's, Canadian Folk



Track Name
Acres of Elbow Room
Old Flame (New Regret)
Only Love
Key of D Minor
That's Life
The Quiet Life
I Believe
Song for a Young Son
Wild Young Things
Ain't Enough
Day I Die



Acres of Elbow Room


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In 2001, John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sitting at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, and 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 (Lethbridge), a marital reckoning, 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.


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