Rankin likes to create moments. Whether it's him and his band crowded around the piano, firing up a frenzy or he's bursting through the curtains with bagpipes as electric guitars and horns rage on... what is guaranteed is that there will be a show.
On 'House Party', an album released with Party Boots (2019) of a recording of an absolute legend of a party, you can hear a bunch of these moments from needle drop to stopping click.
Now, Rankin is still coming in hard... People were stuffing to the rafters and fogging up the windows of the Local as his Winter Warmers series burnt away the cold in Halifax. Also, his and Big Belle Farm's 'Blueberry Jam' concert series in his hometown of Mabou, Cape Breton, has also quickly become the summer ticket on the island.
Early in 2021, Rankin and the Broken Reeds put out an instrumental track, Beatrixx, that features the new band in full and recorded just as you would hear it: live and blazing! Currently they are preparing songs in the studio for their anticipated debut album, set to be released in 2022.