Saturday, September 8 at 8 pm
Tickets: $35 (Student $15)
The Boykin Jazz Alley Gigs present John Rankin, Don Vappie and Matt Rode
John Rankin is a well known New Orleans musician and performer. A versatile master of solo acoustic guitar, he blends a New Orleans feel with originals, jazz, folk, blues, rhythm and blues, classic guitar, and the American songbook. He has been described as a New Orleans version of Leo Kottke or Chet Atkins. He is a singer songwriter with a wide array of songs, vocal and instrumental, that reflects his broad approach. His powerful harmonica playing, in sync with his guitar, adds a real impact to his songs and stories. A featured solo performer at most New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals since 1981, he was a winner of the 1985 American Finger-Style Guitar Festival, and won two Big Easy Awards for Best Folk Music. Although well known as a soloist, he performs with many ensembles, including the New Orleans Guitar Quartet and The Classic Jazz Trio.