“The Waiting Room’ is a powerful testament to the journey John Mann took while he was sick with Cancer in 2009 through 2011. For several months John was bedridden in the hospital and confronted by the challenge of his life and for his life.
John’s lyrical approach on the Waiting Room captures his experience and creates a natural script and visual journey taking the listener to the powerful realization that everyone knows someone touched by Cancer.
Each song delivers heartfelt tears and uplifting laughter as he reveals the most vulnerable moments of recovery from this life threatening disease.
The Waiting Room was recorded in Green House Studios in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. It was produced and engineered by Allan Rodger and Mastered by Ryan Dahle.
John Mann: vocals
Allan Rodger: drums, bass, keyboards, piano, accordion, electric guitar, background vocals.
Kendel Carson: fiddle
Brad Gillard: banjo
The last song on the album is my version of ‘Of Mice and Men’ which was recorded live in the Saint James Anglican Church in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
One of the great surprises of this process was meeting up with Emily Cooper. She is a wonderful artist. I knew I wanted to have a striking album cover and she delivered it in spades. Her work can be seen by visiting her website at www.emilycooperphotography.ca
Love to Harlan, Hattie, Mom, Dad, Mimo and Doris.
Special thanks go out to my manager Allen Moy and props to Sean for all his work.
I’m glad you two are in my corner.
Produced by Allan Rodger