Spring Breakup and John Wort Hannam

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 advance $20 at the door

Tickets available at Bach & Beyond, Buy The Book and X-Ray Records
(Cash or cheque only)

Click here to see poster


GrassRoots Regina and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad are pleased to announce an event supported by the National Presentation and Touring Program. This event is a double bill featuring Spring Breakup and John Wort Hannam. Spring Breakup is a project by Yukoner Kim Barlow and Ontarian Mathias Kom wherein they collect breakup stories and turn them into songs. John Wort Hannam delivers roots music straight from Alberta’s southern prairies.

The National Presentation and Touring Program is a partnership between the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the arts community, and the federal, provincial and territorial ministries responsible for culture and their arts funding agencies. The program facilitates touring opportunities for Canadian artists from all provinces and territories as part of the Cultural Olympiad 2010 festival.

Web site: www.vancouver2010.com/culturalolympiad


John Wort Hannam is one of Canada’s best folk/roots singer-songwriters. He is a born storyteller with a keen eye for the quirky and lyrics that create stories behind the songs. Hannam has the unique ability to take the simple day-to-day dramas of common folk and turn those dramas into songs that map the landscapes of both the human heart and this vast continent of ours.

Hannam is a relatively new face on the folk scene. In 2002 he quit teaching to pursue the dream of being a working musician. He has released four albums, his latest, Queen’s Hotel, in the fall of 2009. Hannam’s many appearances have included performances at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, London’s Trafalgar Square, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC. He will be performing with his band, bassist Tyler Bird and fiddler Scott Duncan, at his Regina performance.

"It’s really all very simple ... Hannam is one of the finest folk songwriters anywhere.” - Swerve Magazine

National Hotel Clip:

When I Drink to Much Clip:

Come Back to Me Clip:

Web site: www.johnworthannam.com



Spring Breakup is the lovely but unlikely marriage of Yukon singer-songwriter Kim Barlow and Mathias Kom, singer and songwriter for Ontario folk orchestra The Burning Hell. With tongues only partially in their cheeks, this banjo and ukulele duo write pretty little folk songs about the inevitable end of love, laugh at their repeated mistakes, and sometimes even cry – when nobody is looking.

“Barlow’s music pushes folk to the extreme.” - CBC Radio 3
“...this guy’s actually pretty funny, veritably overflowing with black wit and cracked genius.” - Toronto Star

Springs Flings Clip:

Young Love Clip:

Web site: www.magnumom.ca/artists/spring.html