October 6, 2018
Ranky Tanky's website
Take the traditional music of the coastal South, shake it up with the soul of gospel and mix in a little modern jazz and R&B, and you end up with “get down” music, or “Ranky Tanky,” as it’s known in the Gullah language. And “getting down” — moving to the beat — is hard not to do at this charismatic group’s performances. Made up of five dynamic musicians, Ranky Tanky is grounded by an enigmatic, unshakeable and unspoiled tradition. With a No. 1 album on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon Jazz charts, this unique, energetic and highly entertaining band will have you dancing in your seat.
"Lively, soulful honey to the ears." –NPR's All Things Considered