Now this is big news. One of the true originals in Canadian music has moved from Nashville to Nova Scotia, and is celebrating with music only he could make. Jimmy Rankin's new 'Moving East' is pure East Coast, a homecoming album featuring true stories, tall tales and bittersweet ballads, and the classic folk-rock sound that Rankin helped pioneer.
Just at a time when people are searching out authentic cultural voices, strong stories and well-crafted songs, Rankin has made an unapologetically East Coast folk-rock record, 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.
"This is life affirming, blood stirring music that draws form a musical tradition that goes back a long time but here in Rankin's hands is given a vibrancy that is largely irresistible. Something akin to the aforementioned Seegar Sessions or the Pogues at their rowdy best. It is the sort of music and album that would, more than likely, find an audience on this shore as it would back in Canada. Moving East is simply moving."- lonesomehighway.com
- Loving You Never Gets Old
- No More I'll Go Roving
- Thin Ice
- The Rawleigh Man
- Down At The Shore
- Turn That Boat Around
- Been Away
- These Roads
- Haul Away The Whale
- Cape Breton Fiddle
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