Rankin Archive

December 18, 2012

A long good-bye

Today the last Rankin, Church and Crowe CD was ordered by someone in Victoria. Things move toward a professional ending, but Raylene will be with us in spirit always. We cherish that recording we did together . We came together in an odd sort of way. Not thrust together, but cobbled together. This is how […]

October 09, 2012

One day in an airport

A happy day – teaching Raylene to text.  Missing her everyday. http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2241542222

April 25, 2012

Raylene in iTunes

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 […]

November 21, 2011

Raylene’s new CD – All The Diamonds

  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 […]

October 20, 2011

Where was I?

I’ve missed updating on a few shows because of time limitations and this almighty cold. This morning, I’m in Virden, Manitoba – Jays Inn, precisely- having a coffee in a styrofoam cup. Sunday took us to Medicine Hat for a show at the Medalta Clayworks Museum. More on that later. For now, let me tell […]

October 16, 2011

Bow River Folk Club

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 […]

February 18, 2010


What were we thinking? 6:40 flight to Calgary. Well, we weren’t. Rising at 4:30. So glamorous. See you on the other side.

February 13, 2010


Pardon me while I test blogging from my phone. I want to be able to send a few words from the road, whether they be musings or complaints. Right off the bat, I can assure you the entries will be short. Touch typing in 2010 is very different than in 1974. Where does the time […]