Whether it's Rankin 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 Rankin does is create captivating moments. You can hear many of these from needle drop to stopping click on 'House Party', an album released with Party Boots (2019) that was recorded at a true, live and wild house party.
This winter, people stuffed to the rafters of the Marquee Ballroom as his Winter Warmers series burnt away the cold in Halifax, NS. 'Blueberry Jam', a concert series he co-hosts with Big Belle Farm 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. They are currently preparing songs in the studio for their long anticipated debut album, set to be released in late 2022.