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 you're getting is a show.
People stuff to the rafters of the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax, NS as his series, Rankin's Winter Warmers, burns away the cold of the harbour city. 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 being both nominated for an ECMA in 2022 as well as a Nova Scotia Music Award.
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 record, set to be released in 2023, his first full project since releasing 'House Party' with Party Boots in 2019.