RELEASE — Canadian singer-songwriter Jimmy Rankin will perform live at Doghouse Studios (99 Dairy Avenue, Napanee) on Sunday, September 29 at 7 pm.
Advance tickets are $40 and are available now through Ticketscene.ca and at Second Debut in Napanee or Brian’s Record Option in Kingston.
Jimmy Rankin is an award-winning solo artist and the lead singer, guitarist and songwriting lynchpin behind multi-platinum Celtic-Pop heroes, The Rankin Family. A dynamic live performer with an impressive catalog of hits, Jimmy moves effortlessly between Roots, Country and Pop stylings, taking his audience on an unforgettable musical journey from Cape Breton to Nashville, and back again.
Just at a time when people are searching out authentic cultural voices, who tell strong stories and write well-crafted songs, Rankin has made an unapologetically East Coast folk-rock record. It’s his take on what it means to live and breathe Maritime tradition, culture and music, but with a raw, unsentimental and current edge. “I’m putting the party back in the kitchen” quips Rankin.
It’s called Moving East because that’s exactly what Jimmy’s done. He’s moved back to Nova Scotia after seven years living and working in Nashville. Hooking up with fellow Nova Scotian Joel Plaskett as producer, he’s made an album appealing to young and old alike, with songs running the gamut from gritty pub tunes to soulful ballads all featuring great storytelling, and fine songwriting.
Photo: Jimmy Rankin on Facebook