Ms. Lisa Fischer w/ Ranky Tanky
Ms. Lisa Fischer w/ Ranky Tanky
Gullah Grooves

Ms. Lisa Fischer w/ Ranky Tanky

NOV 3-6 | Ms. Lisa Fischer with Ranky Tanky

Nov 03 - Nov 06, 2022
Miner Auditorium
ThuNov 3
7:30 PM

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FriNov 4
7:30 PM

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SatNov 5
7:30 PM

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SunNov 6
7:00 PM

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The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. The GRAMMY-winning powerhouse vocalist Lisa Fischer joins them as a special guest for this exclusive week. Fischer has toured for over 25 years with the Rolling Stones and made a standout appearance in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom.

Fresh out of college, trumpeter Charlton Singleton, guitarist Clay Ross, bassist Kevin Hamilton, and drummer Quentin Baxter originally worked together as an in-demand jazz quartet on the Charleston scene in the late 1990s before splitting off to each make their way as freelance musicians, working with names like Houston Person, Freddy Cole, Cyro Baptista, and René Marie. Gaining years of valuable experience while developing a deeper appreciation for the South Carolina Gullah tradition they came from, the band reformed with the dynamic vocalist Quiana Parler to celebrate the bone-deep mix of spirituals and gutbucket blues that marks the low country mainland and Sea Islands – music made by a self-contained culture of descendants of enslaved Africans that introduced such indelible parts of American songbook as “Kum Bah Yah” and “Michael Rowed the Boat Ashore.”

The band's 2019 Resilience Music release, Good Time, won Best Regional Roots Music Album at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards.

The word “Gullah” comes from West Africa and means “a people blessed by God,” and “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely from the Gullah/Geechee language as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!”

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The soulful songs of the South Carolina Gullah culture are brought to life by this GRAMMY-winning quintet from Charleston and a fellow GRAMMY-winner, powerhouse vocalist Lisa Fischer.

A phenomenal powerhouse.

The New York Times on ms. lisa fischer

A phenomenal powerhouse.

The New York Times on ms. lisa fischer

Personnel

Quiana Parler vocals
Charlton Singleton trumpet, vocals
Clay Ross guitar, vocals
Kevin Hamilton bass
Quentin Baxter drums

Special Guest:
Ms. Lisa Fischer vocals

Ranky Tanky has updated the Gullah tradition of the Georgia/Carolina sea islands with gospel vocals, jazz trumpet solos and an R&B rhythm section.

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Personnel

Quiana Parler vocals
Charlton Singleton trumpet, vocals
Clay Ross guitar, vocals
Kevin Hamilton bass
Quentin Baxter drums

Special Guest:
Ms. Lisa Fischer vocals

Ranky Tanky has updated the Gullah tradition of the Georgia/Carolina sea islands with gospel vocals, jazz trumpet solos and an R&B rhythm section.

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