Rankin Productions Presents Two More Great Concerts: Justin Rutledge and Oh Susanna on May 28th & Jenn Grant and Jim Bryson on June 28th!

There’s more great music coming to Kingston soon!

Rankin Productions will be presenting the acclaimed Juno nominated singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge with the very talented Oh Susanna at Chalmers United Church on Saturday, May 28th. Then a month later on June 28th at Chalmers, Halifax based Jenn Grant (multi East Coast Music Award winner) will be joined by Ottawa’s Jim Bryson for another terrific show.

These concerts are being sponsored by the Toronto record company Six Shooter Records and they have a pretty amazing deal for us. Each individual concert is $20 but if you buy tickets to both you pay only $30, PLUS you get a CD (worth $20) from any of the participating musicians – that’s incredible!

Here are the details and some info about all 4 of these great artists.

Saturday, May 28, 8 pm
Justin Rutledge and Oh Susanna
Chalmers United Church, Barrie St. at Clergy, Kingston, ON

Tuesday, June 28, 8 pm
Jenn Grant and Jim Bryson
Chalmers United Church, Barrie St. at Clergy, Kingston, ON

Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Available at Brian’s Record Option (381 Princess St., 613-542-2452) or online at www.sixshooterrecords.com (go to store, and then purchase tickets on the left side of the screen)

Justin Rutledge

Justin Rutledge’s albums garner impressive amounts of critical acclaim. Between his debut, No Never Alone (2005), his sophomore release, The Devil On A Bench In Stanley Park (2006) and third album, Man Descending (2008), Rutledge has earned a Juno nomination, a Galaxy Rising Star award, countless year-end critics’ picks, the title of Toronto’s Best Local Songwriter (NOW Magazine), a spot on the 2008 Polaris Prize Long List and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination.

His latest album, The Early Widows, is a stoic collection of songs that rehabilitate the heart and illuminate the dark. Produced with intense fragility by Hawksley Workman, Rutledge’s fourth album is an arrestingly moving and lyrically meticulous piece of art penned by one of the most progressive songwriters at work today. Shouldering an electric guitar instead of his trademark acoustic, Rutledge infuses the new material with a newfound conviction and drive. The Early Widows also includes songs co-written with literary giant Michael Ondaatje, and award-winning songwriter Darrell Scott from Nashville.

Oh Susanna

In a career spanning just over a decade, Oh Susanna has released five critically acclaimed records noted for their contemplative, thoughtful, folk-inspired songs that transport listeners into an imaginary emotional landscape. With the release of her sixth album, Soon The Birds, she has again achieved this dream with a collection of enduring songs that resonate deeper and deeper upon each listen. Her voice, always a marvel, is a haunting, expressive instrument that she uses to stunning effect on Soon The Birds, a beautifully rendered album by an artist who has realized the full power of her voice as a narrative songwriter.

Jenn Grant

Jenn Grant’s emotive voice and quietly complex folk-pop songwriting has propelled this Halifax-based singer to the top of Canada’s indie artist world. She is currently nominated for multiple East Coast Music Awards, including SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for her collaboration with Buck 65 (“Paper Airplane”), Entertainer of the Year and Video of the Year (“You’ll Go Far”). Her latest album, Honeymoon Punch, exchanges misery for ecstasy in matters personal and musical and drives the dark clouds away.

Jim Bryson

This Ottawa rocker is a festival and club favourite who has played with a host of Canadian musicians such as Kathleen Edwards and Sarah Harmer. Bryson has recently teamed up with The Weakerthans to release the critically-acclaimed Falcon Lake Incident.

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