Jimmy Rankin

Jimmy Rankin

Harvest Highway is songs about people, their stories… lives lived… it is both mournful and reflective, yet optimistic at the same time, a true reflection of the lives we live. This collection of songs is a continuation of my last record, Moving East – an homage to the coast. Recorded in my home province with fellow Nova Scotian, Joel Plaskett - Harvest Highway had a fantastic crew of guest musicians including JP CormierMadison VioletRonald HynesDale Murray, and Jordan Murphy – an all East Coast cast to capture the spirit of an East Coast kitchen party.

 Hear the album Harvest Highway featuring the focus track "Sue St. Marie" on streaming platforms everywhere. The mantra for this record was very much to capture an organic, live, in the moment vibe. We recorded analog to tape with vintage mics and gear to get that classic 60s/70s vintage sound while still keeping our feet, or at least our toes planted in the here and now. Some of the songs were done in one or two takes – I love the live off the floor immediacy that Joel captured. I'm getting older but in a good way and maybe even getting a bit wiser… The point being that at my age, I can take a step back and see with a wide-angle lens – the things that matter to me now: love, family, friends, being home and at home in my own skin.