Fervor Coulee--Roots Music Opinion
This week in my roots music column, besides advancing some coming shows- not a clunker in the bunch, I’m predicting- I finally get around to reviewing the new one from John Wort Hannam, Queen’s Hotel. The superlatives describing JWH have been exhausted in the Alberta area, and his appeal is spreading. As far as I’m concerned, he belongs in conversations with the Cockburns and Tysons when you’re talking Canadian folk writers and singers, and certainly is a worthy peer of the more contemporary set of the Peter Mulveys and Greg Browns…and I realize neither of those singers are terribly contemporary to modern alt-folk types, but those are the places my ears go! He doesn’t sound like any of the mentioned singers, but his material and presentation is their equal. http://tinyurl.com/ykk2gdx will get you to the column, and I really think it is an album to savour. JWH is on tour in California this month- check out http://www.johnworthannam.com/home.htm for details. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee- Donald.