Folks, in a few days “Lambs In Spring”, Raylene’s first CD, will be available for download on iTunes, CDBaby, and most of the other digital download sites. I know, but had forgotten, how beautiful it is. There’s an added poignancy, now that she is gone. I’ll post the details when I receive them…hope you seek [...]
A great honour for which Raylene would have been proud and happy, a Juno nomination for “All The Diamonds” in the Adult Contemporary category. Well deserved, but again, bittersweet. How we wish she were here to enjoy this. Jamie Robinson should be congratulated, too, for his great contribution to the CD’s success. More later…..
Last night, a dear friend gave me a copy of Diane Keaton’s biography “Then Again”. It was bookmarked to an end chapter and my friend asked if I would read those few pages aloud. Those pages listed the small things that fade and sink into memory – children’s play, things found, songs sung. Imagine my [...]
Hard to know what to think when I heard the news of an East Coast Music Award nomination - Best Solo Recording – for All The Diamonds. Certainly know how I feel: sad that Raylene’s not here to enjoy this moment in time; incredibly proud of this part of [...]
I’m sad beyond words about the death of my beloved friend and respected colleague, Raylene Rankin. There can be no measuring this loss, this grief. Simply put, she was best in many respects. As a friend, true to a fault. As a colleague, generous, brilliant, kind and reliably solid. This remained so even when she [...]
Ok…here’s the interview http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2241542222 You have to hear it.
Just to let you know that Raylene Rankin is being profiled on The Sunday Edition, CBC Radio 1. Raylene, perhaps for the first time, talks about her life, her family – and the cancer with which she lives. Interspersed throughout the piece are songs from All The Diamonds, her latest CD. I urge you to listen. [...]
Hard to believe that, up until now, Raylene Rankin recordings were not available online anywhere. But that’s changed. You can now download ”All the Diamonds” from iTunes and CD Baby. You can still get them from me, from my music store, in hard copy, but for you folks who like to go directly to portable [...]
I’m so, so happy to tell you that Raylene’s CD is available on this website. If you go to the Music Store, you’ll find a PayPal button that will allow you to pay online. I’ll pop one in the mail to you. These are pre-release sales – the CD won’t be in [...]
One of those nights. Late start, sinus problems, throat of razor blades…well, we all have nights like that. The air here is so arid that the few bits of laundry i washed out yesterday dried during soundcheck..not kidding. Hung them up at 3:45, they were dry by 5:00. Crazy dry. On the way to Medicine [...]