Macisaac join­ing Rankin on stage at de­coste

Truro Daily News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

As if see­ing Jimmy Rankin per­form on stage wasn’t enough, add Ash­ley Macisaac to the mix and you’ve re­ally got a night on the town.

The two will com­bine forces at the de­coste Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre in Pic­tou on Mon­day, Nov. 19.

Rankin, who has re­turned home to the Mar­itimes af­ter an ex­tended stay in Nashville, has re­leased his new EP, ap­pro­pri­ately ti­tled Mov­ing East, which en­com­passes a com­pi­la­tion of songs based on true sto­ries, tall tales, bit­ter­sweet bal­lads and those clas­sic folk-rock sounds that he helped pioneer.

In­cluded are songs like in Ice, writ­ten about his brother John Mor­ris, who was killed in a tragic car ac­ci­dent when his car plunged into the water at Mabou in Jan­uary 2000. An­other, called High­lander, is about a Scot­tish set­tler who came over on the Ship Hec­tor trav­el­ling to Pic­tou, and the hard­ships to be dealt with. As well as new songs, Rankin will fea­ture favourites from past al­bums like Back Road Par­adise, For­get About the World and Edge of Day.

Macisaac has gar­nered in­ter­na­tional ac­claim for his dy­namic ddle play­ing, push­ing tra­di­tional Celtic mu­sic while in­cor­po­rat­ing rock, pop and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. He re­ceived in­ter­na­tional ra­dio play for his sin­gle Sleepy Mag­gie, and his per­for­mances are noth­ing short of elec­tri­fy­ing.

e two have part­nered on the song Dirt n’ Pota­toes on Rankin’s lat­est CD, is de­scribed as a “meat ‘n pota­toes” ode to the old style, hi-lo Cape Bre­ton ddle play­ing, that brings the party back to the kitchen.

Tick­ets are $45 and can be pur­chased by con­tact­ing the box o ce at 902-485-8848, toll free at 1-800-353-5338, on­line at www. de­coste­cen­tre.ca/tick­ets or in per­son at 99 Water Street, Pic­tou.

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