Winter is long, but it doesn't have to feel that way...
Since 2018, my bandmates, myself plus a pack of partiers push into the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax, NS, every Saturday afternoon to help burn away the winter. We gather around the ole piano, fog up the windows of the venue and welcome up some of Nova Scotia's best musicians and writers to take part in an afternoon of rip-roarin tunes.
It's not quite a song circle and it's not quite a jam...
it's RANKIN'S WINTER WARMERS!
2022 was Year V, and for the 5th Anniversary we went BIG. After 4 incredible years in the Local and after being nominated for Event of the Year at the 2021 Nova Scotia Music Awards, we moved the party over to the Marquee Ballroom stage. Check out the amazing line-up we had for this years series.
Seamus Erskine (songs, guitar), Calen Kinney (fiddle), James Shaw (sax), Luke Levy (songs, guitar), Shane Martin (songs, drums), & Luke Arsenault (bass), Rankin MacInnis (vocals, piano)
WEEK 1 - Sat Feb 19th
Willie Stratton (songs, guitar), Patrick Murphy (drums) and introduction of house band Seamus Erskine, Calen Kinney, James Shaw, Luke Levy, Shane Martin, Luke Arsenault and Rankin MacInnis.
WEEK 2 - Sat Feb 26th
Lindsay Misiner (songs, guitar), Brandon Davis (songs, guitar), Andrew Jackson (trombone), and the incredible house band.
WEEK 3 - Sat Mar 5th
Christine Campbell (songs, guitar), Blake Johnston (songs, guitar), Serkan Süer (drums), and the incredible house band.
WEEK 4 - Sat Mar 12th
Brian Cathcart (songs, guitar), Bethany (songs, guitar), Cameron Hawes (songs, guitar), Nathaniel Jenkins (trombone, trumpet, accordion), and the incredible house band.
WEEK 5 - SAT Mar 19th
Breagh Isabel (songs, keys), Blanche Israël (cello), Willa Owen (songs), Ms Blue (songs), and the incredible house band.
WEEK 6 - SAT Mar 26th
Jah'Mila (songs), Andru Branch (songs, percussion), Siobhan Martin (keys), Sean Weber (saxophone), and the incredible house band.
WEEK 7 - SAT Apr 2nd
Jordan Musycsyn (songs, guitar), Wayne Bedecki (songs, guitar), Maykel Nuñez Martínez (percussion), Tom Richards (trombone, sousaphone), Jason Vautour (guitar), and the incredible house band.
WEEK 8 - SAT Apr 9th
Dave Sampson (guitar, songs), Jodi Guthro (songs, guitar), Mo Kenney (songs, guitar), Tori Cameron (songs), Neil MacInnis (songs, guitar) and the incredible house band plus a SURPRISE GUEST PERFORMANCE by Jimmy Rankin.
Thank you everyone for attending. We will see you next year at Rankin's Winter Warmers!
Check out some of the amazing performers we've had in the first V Seasons of Rankin's Winter Warmers...
Aryam Zubizarreta Perez
Blue in Tokio
Emily Kiley Lawlor
Eric Stephen Martin
Maykel Nuñez Martínez
Michael S. Ryan
Tommy Green Jr.
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