From the Desk of Vince Ditrich / Spirit of The West

Since the announcement that John Mann has Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease I have been asked hundreds of times, “What can I do to help?” For the first time since John began trudging down this extremely challenging path, I can finally answer, “There is something you can do”. John and his wife Jill have fought this Read More …

John Mann and Forward Magazine

An unexpected journey through colorectal cancer delivered some equally unexpected gifts for the actor, singer and songwriter On stage, he is lithe, muscular and full of life. But John Mann, the accomplished actor and lead singer/songwriter of the Canadian folk rock band Spirit of the West, quickly softens as he talks about being diagnosed with Read More …

The Waiting Room – Arts Club Play

The Waiting Room – Arts Club Play A TRUE-LIFE MUSICAL ABOUT PATIENCE AND RECOVERY September 30, 2015 – October 31, 2015 “An extremely personal, contemplative, angry—and appreciative—musical journey” —The Globe and Mail on John Mann’s album The Waiting Room premiere. A moving story about family, healing, and hope, The Waiting Room is the highly anticipated collaboration Read More …