John Wort Hannam was born on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1968, but he’s called Fort MacLeod, AB home for some time now. Over the course of his nearly 20 year career as a musician, he’s released six albums (the most recent being Love Lives On in October), picked up Juno and Canadian Folk Music Association awards in the traditional/folk category, and carved out a reputation for himself as a troubadour who tells stories of the west with the same flare as iconic prairie writers W.O. Mitchell and Sharon Butala.

On Wednesday April 13 John Wort Hannam and his band are in town to play a show at the Artful Dodger. To give you a sense of what to expect, here’s video of him performing the title track off his latest album