John Wort Hannam / The Backyard Betties

NOVEMBER 18, 2022

John Wort Hannam

In 2001, roots/folk musician John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs.  Eighteen years later, with a few feathers in that lucky hat that include a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, he’s got a new energy fueled by a new band, a new sound, and a ton of new songs.

The Backyard Betties

The Backyard Betties are a country-folk trio based out of Calgary who are sure to get your toes tapping. Their high energy show features engaging and heart felt original songs written by lead singer Nancy Laberge. The blend of harmonies by guitarist Mark Cassano and drummer Sarah Nielsen provide a rich sound that captivates. The Bettie’s had a blast performing at the Calgary Folk Music Festival in July of this year!