Jimmy Rankin - Handmade
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Jimmy Rankin - HandmadeAs a member of the Rankin Family, Jimmy sang his way into Canadian hearts and homes with original Maritime songs and his siblings’ crystal-clear harmonies. When the Rankins called it quits in 1999, Jimmy pursued a solo career. But his debut album, 2000’s Song Dog, was overshadowed by the tragic death of his brother, John Morris. Now Jimmy is back with a collection of songs, including the soaring “Butterfly” and the banjo-driven “Morning Bound Train,” that suggests that healing has led to a renewed confidence.



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