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Jimmy Rankin’s new Joel Plaskett-produced album comes out Sept. 28 (video)

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, which comesout Sept. 28, True North Records, is pure East Coast, a homecoming album featuring true stories, tall tales and bittersweet ballads, and the classic folk-rock sound that Jimmy helped pioneer.

Just at a time when people are searching out authentic cultural voices, strong stories and well-crafted songs, Jimmy 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,” he quipped.

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.

Have a listen to the first single here and check out his tour dates below.

Jimmy Rankin’s album launch tour:

  • Sept. 28 – Regent Theatre, Oshawa, ON
  • Sept. 29 – The Iron Horse Bar and Grill, Cookstown, ON
  • Oct. 2 – Empire Theatre, Belleville, ON
  • Oct. 3 – Aeolian Hall, London, ON
  • Oct. 4 – The Great Hall, Toronto, ON
  • Oct. 5 – The Studio, Hamilton, ON
  • Oct. 6 – Neat Cafe, Burnstown, ON
  • Oct. 8 – Neat Cafe, Burnstown, ON
  • Oct. 9 – West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Oct. 10 – Casino Regina, Regina, SK
  • Oct. 11 – The Bassment, Saskatoon, SK
  • Oct. 12 – Shell Theatre, Fort Saskatchewan, SK
  • Oct. 26 – The Elks Lodge, Red Deer, AB
  • Oct. 28 – Ironwood Stage, Calgary, AB
  • Oct. 29 – Ironwood Stage, Calgary, AB
  • Nov. 2 – Charlie White Theatre, Sidney, BC
  • Nov. 3 – Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, BC
  • Nov. 13 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax, NS
  • Nov. 15 – Marigold Centre, Truro, NS
  • Nov. 16 – Savoy Theatre, Glace Bay, NS
  • Nov. 17 – Civic Centre, Port Hawksbury, NS
  • Nov. 19 – deCoste Centre, Pictou, NS
  • Nov. 22 – Trailside Music Cafe and Inn, Mount Stewart PEI
  • Nov. 23 – Harbourfront Theatre, Summerside, PEI
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