I hope that you are all enjoying this last blast of summer! I have lined up some great concerts for this fall at the Rankin Gallery and hope that you'll be able to come and enjoy some world-class music at our intimate venue. For new subscribers to this list I've included a description of our events at the bottom.
First, we are very happy to announce that Canadian music legend Ken Whiteley, one of this country's best-known and respected roots musicians, is coming on Sat. Oct.2 at 8 pm.
Ken Whiteley has had a huge influence on the Canadian music scene. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and rootsy rock. Among numerous accolades, he has won a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, and lifetime achievement awards from the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 13 Maple Blues Awards. Ken's live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals.
space in my home near Inverary. I have been able to host some wonderful touring musicians such as Valdy from BC, The Wailin' Jennys from Winnipeg, Bill Bourne from Alberta, Coco Love Alcorn and Kate Reid from BC, Marc Atkinson Trio from BC, The Dust Poets from Manitoba, Eliza Gilkyson from Texas, Fruit from Australia, The Pacific Curls from New Zealand, Jez Lowe from the UK, Maeve Mackinnon from Scotland, The Carolina Chocolate Drops,
Chuck Brodsky and Jonathan Byrd from North Carolina, Alan Gerber from Quebec, Amelia Curran from NFLD, James Hill from NS, Rose Cousins from PEI as well as great Ontario musicians such as Rick Fines, Lynn Miles, The Marigolds, Dala, The Undesirables, Claire Jenkins and Treasa Levasseur.
People bring something to drink, maybe a snack, and a donation for the musicians. The audience loves the intimacy of the space and getting to talk to the artists. The musicians love it too as it allows them to connect in a way that is different than a large concert hall. It is open to anyone on my mailing list and works on a first come first served reservation-only basis. I have 50 spots and room for about 10 more standing and it usually fills up very quickly. Just click reply and I will save you a spot or two and get back to you with a confirmation.