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These Hands to the Lifeboat

1-These Hands - Michael Hanson 2010 036.jpgCome to the X for an intimate Hayloft concert with singer-songwriter These Hands (aka Michael Hanson) and an equally intimate and startling true story from a Saskatchewan school teacher, called The Lifeboat Theory.

1-These Hands - ext Michael Hanson 2010 032.jpg'These Hands' (aka Michael Hanson) is a solo Saskatoon musician who sings, plays guitar and electronic music. Michael's music explores the mellow side of rock, and he prides himself on penning thought-provoking and personal lyrics.

Michael was born in Prince Albert, but for the past 5 years he's called Saskatoon home. He's actively involved in the city's music and visual arts scenes. He's also travelled further afield as a musician, with tours in both western and eastern Canada.

The Pop Montreal festival has featured 'These Hands' 3 years running, and Michael was also selected for their compilation CD. As well, Michael was featured on SaskMusic's 2010 CD, a compilation disc highlighting Saskatchewan talent. 'These Hands' has released three CDs. The latest - Home is Everywhere - was released last year with funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Hear the whole concert again, courtesy of CBC R2's Concerts on Demand.


lifeboat-john-scott.jpg "The Lifeboat Theory" is a piece of creative non-fiction by a Saskatchewan teacher who prefers to remain anonymous.