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Ranky Tanky’s Eponymous Debut Receives Critical Acclaim

Ranky Tanky Rounds Out

2017 with Critical Acclaim for

Eponymous Debut Album

Available Now on Resilience Music Alliance

#1 on iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts

Upcoming 2018 Performances:

January 13 / Winter Jazzfest / New York, NY

February 9 / The Passport Series / Schenectady, NY

February 10 / Centenary University / Hackettstown, NJ

March 2 / The Autorino Center for the Arts / West Hartford, CT

March 10 / Under The Beams / New Harmony, IN

March 20 / Bridgewater College / Bridgewater, VA

April 1 / Savannah Music Festival / Savannah, GA

April 6 / The Mansion at Strathmore / North Bethesda, MD

April 11-12 / Raymond F Kravis Center / West Palm Beach, FL

May 4 / Art Power at UC San Diego / La Jolla, CA

May 6 / Carpenter Performing Arts Center / Long Beach, CA

May 13 / National Gallery of Art / Washington, DC

May 17 / Temple Theater / Des Moines, IA

June 2 / Spoleto Festival / Charleston, SC

“This album is without a doubt one of the greatest gifts of the year,

an incredible piece of work overflowing with authenticity.” – Afropop Worldwide


“Ranky Tanky, from Charleston, S.C., sings old Gullah 

songs — some of them sly moral lessons — in arrangements 

that connect their beat to a New Orleans lilt.” – New York Times


“This band can take tunes from yesterday and make them sound as lively and

relevant as 21st-century electronic beats.” – DownBeat (December Editor’s Pick) 


“…transforms the hymns, party anthems and children’s songs of 

the islands into infectiously rocking numbers.” – Paste Magazine


“This group isn’t bound to any one particular musical genre, and it is 

grounded instead by an enigmatic, unshakeable and unspoiled 

tradition that’s long been hidden in plain sight.” – Jazziz Magazine


“The music presented by Ranky Tanky is a serious homage to these people,

offered as an artistic reflection of who they are.” – All About Jazz


“Ranky Tanky performs earthy music that exudes vigor.” – San Diego Union Tribune