Phoenix rising in Alberni

Cancer may have knocked Sean Hogan down for a while, but the B.C.-based country roots singer has bounced back in a big way.

Cancer may have knocked Sean Hogan down for a while, but the B.C.-based country roots singer has bounced back in a big way: he’s up for numerous music awards including country recording of the year with the Western Canadian Music Awards.

Hogan brings his solo acoustic show to the Rainbow Room this Saturday, March 30 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 each.

Hogan had just released a new album, Phoenix, and was touring in January 2011 when he got sick with what he thought was tonsillitis and extreme fatigue. Doctors diagnosed him in July with Stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma in his tonsil.

After 35 rounds of radiation and a cycle of chemotherapy, doctors have pronounced him cancer free, and it’s given Hogan a new lease with his career.

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