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Every Tuesday from 8 to 11 p.m.
The Columns Hotel(one of New Orleans most elegant venues)
3811 St. Charles Avenue
No Cover

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Every Sunday   New Orleans Superior Seafood Every Sunday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., starting 2/22
Superior Seafood, corner of St. Charles and Napoleon
The Superior Jazz Trio, with Harry Hardin (violin),Tim Paco (bass), and John Rankin

November
2016

TUE 11/1 New Orleans Columns Hotel Don Vappie and John Rankin.

October
2016

TUE 10/25 New Orleans Columns Hotel Alex McMurray and John Rankin.
TUE 10/18 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Fohl and John Rankin.
TUE 10/11 New Orleans Columns Hotel Paul Sanchez
THU 10/6 New Orleans City Park Gardens 6 p.m., I’ll be joined by Clarence Johnson III (sax), Charlie Fardella (trumpet), Ed Wise (bass), Paul Soniat (songs and singing), and Washboard Chaz.
TUE 10/4 New Orleans Columns Hotel Matt Rhody and John Rankin.

September
2016

TUE 9/27 New Orleans Columns Hotel Alex McMurray and John Rankin- Songwriter special. Whatever happens, it’ll be fun, intelligent, soulful, and free.
TUE 9/20 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella, and John Rankin. Three great players, sophisticated New Orleans music. Sounds perfect for you!
FR 9/16 New Orleans Old Point Bar in Old Algiers on the levee Solo John Rankin, Taking requests, some originals, lots of oldies of all kinds.
TUE 9/13 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin.
TUE 9/6 New Orleans Columns Hotel Paul Sanchez and John Rankin

August
2016

TUE 8/30 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Fohl and John Rankin
TUE 8/23 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin (solo)
TUE 8/16 New Orleans Columns Hotel Alex McMurray and John Rankin

July
2016

TUE 7/12 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella, and John Rankin.
TH 7/7 New Orleans Chickie Wah Wah The New Orleans Guitar Masters with Jimmy Robinson, Cranston Clements, and John Rankin.
TUE 7/5 New Orleans Columns Hotel Washboard Chaz and John Rankin.

June
2016

TUE 6/28 New Orleans Columns Hotel Spencer Bohren and John Rankin.
TUE 6/21 New Orleans Columns Hotel Alex McMurray and John Rankin.
TUE 6/14 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin.
TUE 6/7 New Orleans Columns Hotel Matt Rhody and John Rankin.

May
2016

TUE 5/31 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Orleans Guitar Masters with Jimmy Robinson, Cranston Clements, and John Rankin.
TUE 5/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel Multi-sentimentalist John Rankin (solo)
TUE 5/17 New Orleans Columns Hotel Mad Man/Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Alex McMurray and John Rankin
TUE 5/10 New Orleans Columns Hotel Violinist Matt Rhody and John Rankin
TUE 5/3 New Orleans Columns Hotel Paul Sanchez and John Rankin.

April
2016

TUE 4/26 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin.
FR 4/22 New Orleans New Orleans Jazz Fest The New Orleans Guitar Masters with Jimmy Robinson, Cranston Clements, and John Rankin.
TUE 4/19 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Orleans Guitar Masters with Jimmy Robinson, Cranston Clements, and John Rankin.
TUE 4/12 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella, and John Rankin.
SU 4/10 New Orleans French Quarter Fest John Rankin playing solo guitar at French Quarter Fest once again, in an air conditioned historic church
TUE 4/5 New Orleans Columns Hotel Tim Laughlin and John Rankin
SU 4/3 New Orleans Snug Harbor The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella, and John Rankin.

March
2016

TUE 3/29 New Orleans Columns Hotel Todd Duke and John Rankin
TUE 3/22 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Orleans Guitar Masters with Jimmy Robinson, Cranston Clements, and John Rankin
TUE 3/15 New Orleans Columns Hotel Matt Rhody and John Rankin
FR 3/11 Algiers Old Point Bar Solo John Rankin
TUE 3/8 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella, and John Rankin.
TUE 3/1 New Orleans Columns Hotel Alex McMurray and John Rankin – finesse, raw energy, spontaneous fire – it’s all here, with mostly originals

February
2016

TUE 2/23 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony, with guitarists Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin return after a three month hiatus. These guys are in my DNA, and I’m thrilled to have them back! We are guaranteed to put the harm in harmony, or Guitarmony, as the case may be.
TUE 2/16 New Orleans Columns Hotel Paul Sanchez and John Rankin. The leader of the New Orleans songwriting rebellion comes uptown to remind us how great our community is now and will be soon.
TUE 2/9 New Orleans Columns Hotel No show (Mardi Gras).
TUE 2/2 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin (solo). One week before Mardi Gras. Expect mayhem.

January
2016

TUE 1/26 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Matt Rhody. Violin and mandolin master Mighty Matt returns to the scene of the crime.
TUE 1/19 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Superior Jazz Band with Harry Hardin, Tim Paco, and John Rankin. We have played together for 18 months--I think we’re ready for our closeup.

December
2015

TUE 12/29 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo
TUE 12/22 New Orleans Columns Hotel The 11th Annual Holiday Singalong – I’ll bring lyric sheets, a band, and a sound system. You bring yourself, ready to sing. Or play: open to all musicians: sign up and perform a Holiday Song with the band! And everyone: bring those desserts you don’t want around the house tempting you, and we’ll eat them up for you! The band includes me, Sandy Hinderlie on piano, Ray Moore on sax, and Tim Paco on bass. And this is free also?
TUE 12/15 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with Charlie Fardella, Clarence Johnson III, and John Rankin join forces once again for a unique New Orleans experience.
TUE 12/8 New Orleans Columns Hotel Violinist/ mandolinist Matt Rhody and John Rankin.
TUE 12/1 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin- solo, by special request.

November
2015

TUE 11/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel Spencer Bohren and John Rankin – I can’t wait to hear that beautiful lap steel work. I’m so lucky to find a time that Spencer is in town! Alex McMurray and John Rankin- Songwriter Special, lovely guitar work for no extra charge.
TUE 11/17 New Orleans Columns Hotel Tim Laughlin and John Rankin- The French Quarter clarinet master visits the uptown crowd…
TUE 11/10 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony, with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin- Three guitar amigos, but no funny hats.
TUE 11/3 New Orleans Columns Hotel Alex McMurray and John Rankin- Songwriter Special, lovely guitar work for no extra charge.

October
2015

TUE 10/27 New Orleans Columns Hotel Paul Sanchez, the bard of New Orleans, will swap tales with me in a songwriters evening. Paul is always charming, and knows how to hold an audience. I will be taking notes between songs…
TUE 10/20 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio, with Clarence Johnson III on sax and Charlie Fardella on trumpet, show yours truly how the windy guys can talk with each other and include me in the conversation. Highly recommended for anyone who loves New Orleans music!
TUE 10/13 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony, with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and me, in a guitar induced delirium. Magical musical mayhem!
TUE 10/6 New Orleans Columns Hotel Matt Rhody, violinist and mandolinist extraordinaire, joins me for a string thing.

September
2015

TUE 9/29 New Orleans Columns Hotel Cindy Scott and Brian Seeger- Wonderful singer, terrific guitarist, and I have to miss it. Oh well…
TUE 9/22 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella, and John Rankin – sax, trumpet, and guitar. It’s the same but different.
TUE 9/15 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony, with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin – we’re going to keep trying until we’re more popular than Pharrell Williams. Please don’t hold your breath…
TUE 9/8 New Orleans Columns Hotel Spencer Bohren and John Rankin – a first for the Columns! This is going to be very special. I am so excited to be playing with him and that fantastic lap steel he plays.
TUE 9/1 New Orleans Columns Hotel Tim Laughlin and John Rankin – don’t miss this rare appearance by one of New Orleans’ best known and finest musicians! In the little room on the left, so don’t be late.

August
2015

TUE 8/25 New Orleans Columns Hotel Matt Rhody and John Rankin – violinist /mandolinist extraordinaire keeps coming back for more, and I’m grateful
TUE 8/18 New Orleans Columns Hotel Alex McMurray and John Rankin - guitarist/ songwriter and guitarist/songwriter join forces.
TUE 8/11 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin. What can I say? We love to play together—maybe you noticed!
TUE 8/4 New Orleans Columns Hotel Cindy Scott and Brian Seeger fill in for me. What a terrific duo! They have a lot of experience playing together, and they are both superb musicians.

July
2015

TUE 7/28 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with John Rankin, Clarence Johnson III, and Charlie Fardella – now this is so special I can’t begin to tell you, but if you come by I guarantee you’ll be thinking about it for days. Totally original versions of old tunes, modernitional or traditern, it’s folk, it’s traditional jazz, it’s modern jazz all in one!
TUE 7/21 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Matt Rhody – the spectacular violinist and mandolinist joins me for the evening, and proves why he really doesn’t need to play the accordion…
TUE 7/14 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony, with John Rankin, Todd Duke, and Phil DeGruy – Once again the Three Pluckateers lay out their passions-all for one, won for all!
TUE 7/7 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Paul Sanchez – the Poet of the People joins me in an evening of shared songs, laughter, and general mayhem. Highly recommended if you are human.

June
2015

TUE 6/30 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo – you can fill in the spaces
TUE 6/23 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Matt Rhody (violin and mandolin) - string delirium
TUE 6/16 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with John Rankin, Todd Duke, and Phil DeGruy – guitar boys night out!
TUE 6/9 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and guitarist/singer Detroit Brooks—first time duo!
TUE 6/2 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and redoubtable reedman Clarence Johnson III

May
2015

TUE 5/26 New Orleans Columns Hotel Norbert Slama and John Rankin-the last visit from this master accordionist before he returns to France!
TUE 5/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel Tim Laughlin and John Rankin-the clarinet master returns!
TUE 5/19 New Orleans Columns Hotel Tim Laughlin and John Rankin-the clarinet master returns!
TUE 5/12 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella, and John Rankin-not to be missed!
TUE 5/5 New Orleans Columns Hotel Todd Duke and John Rankin- what’s not to love?

April
2015

TUE 3/31 New Orleans Columns Hotel Matt Rhody returns for another duo with me. Very special..
TUE 3/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarist/vocalist Detroit Brooks has agreed to share an evening with me at the Columns. Another premiere event!
TUE 3/17 New Orleans Columns Hotel French accordion master Norbert Slama comes to the Columns to join me in an investigation into what makes French music so beautiful.
TUE 3/10 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony returns yet again. 3 guitar, 31 strings, possibly in tune.…
TUE 3/3 New Orleans Columns Hotel Songwriter/guitarist Alex McMurray and John Rankin get in trouble together. Again.

March
2015

TUE 3/31 New Orleans Columns Hotel Matt Rhody returns for another duo with me. Very special..
TUE 3/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarist/vocalist Detroit Brooks has agreed to share an evening with me at the Columns. Another premiere event!
TUE 3/17 New Orleans Columns Hotel French accordion master Norbert Slama comes to the Columns to join me in an investigation into what makes French music so beautiful.
TUE 3/10 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony returns yet again. 3 guitar, 31 strings, possibly in tune.…
TUE 3/3 New Orleans Columns Hotel Songwriter/guitarist Alex McMurray and John Rankin get in trouble together. Again.

February
2015

TUE 2/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel att Rhody joins me with his mandolin and violin. Not to be missed!
TUE 2/17 New Orleans Columns Hotel Mardi Gras day. I won't be playing, so go have yourself the best time you'll never remember!
TUE 2/10 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo. At last, rid of those thieving sidemen! A whole evening with someone who understands me…
TUE 2/3 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin. In the small room on the left-limited seating!

January
2015

TUE 1/27 New Orleans Columns Hotel Clarinetist extraordinaire Tim Laughlin and John Rankin
TUE 1/20 New Orleans Columns Hotel The great French accordionist Norbert Slama and John Rankin
TUE 1/13 New Orleans Columns Hotel Singer/songwriter/guitar wizard Alex McMurray and John Rankin
TUE 11/6 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin

December
2014

TUE 12/30 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Matt Rhody. Violinist/Mandolinist extraordinaire reappears at the Columns. You should come to this extraterrestrial sighting—Matt's too busy to get to the Columns very often!
SUN 12/28 New Orleans R'evolution Restaurant 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., R'evolution Restaurant, 777 Bienville (Royal Sonesta). Another brunch trio gig. Bring a large wallet…
TUE 12/23 New Orleans Columns Hotel 11th Annual Holiday Singalong with John Rankin Quartet. Anybody want to play a Holiday song? Open mike night at the Columns—one holiday song per customer (Holiday songs ONLY). Performers can be beginners, children, dancers, pantomimes, drunk college girls, professional singers and musicians (wait, is there a difference?), singer-songwriters—at least that's what it HAS been. No need to embarrass yourself deliberately, there's lot of other things to do. Like singalong-I'll bring the lyrics, you move your lips. Or sit there and listen to the band: John Mahoney, keyboard; Tim Paco, bass; and respected reeder/reader Ray Moore. Now how much would you pay? Nothing? That's right, free to all. Happy Holiday/Christmas/Channukuh/Kwanzaa!
TUE 12/16 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin. What can I say about this group that hasn't been said before? Three guitars sit around and try to underplay the others. Sneaky, and great music-we like to leave room for your thoughts.
SUN 12/14 New Orleans Superior Seafood 12:30-2:30 p.m., Superior Seafood, 4338 St. Charles Ave., (corner of Napoleon) A brunch trio. Everyone, come and talk loudly in the key of F.
TUE 12/9 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin (solo). Finally, someone I get along with and who understands me. I'll be playing some Holiday music, and as many originals as I can get in before people start gagging and falling on the floor, It's a very nice floor, by the way.
TUE 12/9 New Orleans St. Louis Cathedral 6-7 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square.
I will be playing with clarinetist Tim Laughlin on his Holiday show. A wonderful event, highly recommended! And free. Again. You lucky person. WLAE will broadcast this at some later date, and will probably offer it online as well.
SUN 12/7 New Orleans Lakeview Presbyterian Church 10 a.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. 70124 (near I-610). I'll be playing during the worship service—awesome!
SAT 12/6 New Orleans Marche at the Pitot House 2-4 p.m., Marche at the Pitot House, 1440 Moss, on Bayou St. John
I'll be solo for this Holiday crafts market. Before that, I will be hanging at the Holiday show of my favorite jeweler, Vitrice McMurry, at 949 Harding Drive, just a block on the other side of the bayou. It's easy to work in both. And you are invited!
FRI 12/5 New Orleans City Park Gardens 7 p.m., Spanish Apostolate Pastoral, 2525 Maine Ave., Metairie
This is a solo concert, mixing Classical, Latin, Broadway, and Christmas music.
TUE 12/2 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Norbert Slama. Norbert will be signing his new autobiography, and playing that beautiful French accordion music. Here's a link to this month's article in Offbeat about him.

November
2014

TUE 11/25 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin, Harry Hardin, and Tim Paco: violin, upright bass, and guitar, playing Django tunes, Latin, New Orleans, originals, maybe a little Bluegrass, lots of smiles!
TUE 11/18 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and pianist Sandy Hinderlie: Sandy have played gigs and concerts for years, and this is going to be a lot of fun! Why it took me so long to bring him here I don't know, although you might remember him from last year's Christmas Show…
TUE 11/11 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Don Vappie: what can I say about Vappie? He plays everything great, sings beautifully—come to think of it, maybe he's a little TOO good…
TUE 11/4 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin: Three guitars, 31 strings, 4 opinions.

October
2014

TUE 10/26 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Don Vappie
TUE 10/31 New Orleans Three Muses Chip Wilson and John Rankin
TUE 10/21 New Orleans Columns Hotel The amazing Don Vappie plays solo
TUE 10/14 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with John Rankin, Tom Sancton, and Charlie Halloran.
THU 10/9 New Orleans City Park Gardens hursday Night Twilight in the Garden Series
Pavilion of Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens
$10 admission (includes admission to the Botanical Gardens)
TUE 10/7 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke

September
2014

TUE 9/2 New Orleans Columns Hotel French accordionist Norbert Slama joins John Rankin

August
2014

TUE 8/26 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Don Vappie
SUN 8/24 New Orleans Three Muses Norbert Slama & John Rankin
TUE 8/19 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Alex McMurray
TUE 8/12 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony, with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin
TUE 8/5 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo

July
2014

TUE 7/29 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo
TUE 7/22 New Orleans Columns Hotel Chip Wilson (solo)
TUE 7/15 New Orleans Columns Hotel Paul Sanchez (solo)
TUE 7/8 New Orleans Columns Hotel Don Vappie (solo)
TUE 7/1 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Jesse Boyd

June
2014

TUE 6/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo
TUE 6/17 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and master French accordionist Norbert Slama
WED 6/11 New Orleans The Old Mint The New Orleans Guitar Quartet, with Cranston Clements, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson
TUE 6/10 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony, a unique guitar trio with the unique Phil DeGruy, the passionate Todd Duke, and little old me
WED 6/4 New Orleans French Quarter Flea Market Summer Harvest Gala Stage
TUE 6/3 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Neoclassic Jazz Trio with Tom Sancton on clarinet, Charlie Halloran on trombone, and yours truly on guitar and vocals.

May
2014

TUE 5/27 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and guitarist/songwriter Alex McMurray
TUE 5/20 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and master French accordionist Norbert Slama
TUE 5/13 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and songwriter/storyteller/guitarist Paul Sanchez
TUE 5/8 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Todd Duke, Phil DeGruy, and John Rankin.

April
2014

WED 4/30 New Orleans Carrollton Station Performing with The New Orleans Guitar Quartet. 9 p.m. 'till
TUE 4/29 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo, finally!
SUN 4/27 New Orleans Jazz Fest Lagniappe Stage
Performing with The New Orleans Guitar Quartet.12:50 to 2:05 p.m.
THU 4/25 New Orleans City Park Gardens Performing with Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show.9:15 to 10 p.m.
TUE 4/22 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Orleans Guitar Quartet reappears, with Cranston Clements, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson. Our first public appearance in many months. Come help us celebrate this amazing group.
TUE 4/15 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Todd Duke, Phil DeGruy, and John Rankin. Jazz guitar ecstasy! At least for me…
SUN 4/13 New Orleans French Quarter Festival The Palm Court
Performing with master French accordionist Norbert Slama.1 to 1:45 p.m.
SAT 4/12 New Orleans French Quarter Festival St. Mary's Church (Ursulines Convent on Chartres)
Solo instrumental guitar- I really look forward to this show! 4:45p.m.
THU 4/10 New Orleans City Park Bontanical Gardens Twilight in the Park Series
Performing with songwriter Paul Soniat. 6pm
TUE 4/8 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitaraganza with Camile Baudoin, David Doucet, and John Rankin. Yes, Don Vappie is still part of this group, but he had a delicious offer he couldn't refuse, so he didn't. Don't worry, three's plenty!
SAT 4/5 New Orleans City Park Garden Show With the John Rankin Trio. 1 to 4 p.m.
SAT 4/5 New Orleans Marigny Brasserie With Paul Sanchez and John Hebert.11 p.m.
TUE 4/1 New Orleans Columns Hotel Clarinetist Tom Sancton and John Rankin play as a duo (The Classic Jazz Duo?) unless we add someone else. Stay tuned.

March
2014

TUE 3/25 New Orleans Columns Hotel French accordionist Norbert Slama joins me for a virtual trip to Paris. So realMais Oui!
TUE 3/18 New Orleans Columns Hotel The second visit of Guitaraganza, with Camile Boudoin, David Doucet, Don Vappie, and John Rankin serving up a multi-string gumbo. Actually, the first appearance of all four of us, as Don was sick for our premiere performance. There might be ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, anything. Or not. But there is definitely gonna be some guitar playing and singing in a radiating, sunny, creole, eclectic kind of way.
TUE 3/11 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Return of Guitarmony, with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin. An evening of fun jazz interplay. Two seven string guitars and a who-knows-how-many-strings guitarp translate to a good evening.
TUE 3/4 New Orleans Columns Hotel no music

February
2014

TUE 2/25 New Orleans Columns Hotel Songwriter/guitarists Alex McMurray and John Rankin
TUE 2/18 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitaraganza with Camile Baudoin, David Doucet, John Rankin, and Don Vappie, together for the first time to spew forth understated expressions of love and understanding.
TUE 2/11 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with Phil DeGruy, Todd Duke, and John Rankin come back for a second round
TUE 2/4 New Orleans Columns Hotel Solo John Rankin. At last, it's all about me! Fascinating…

January
2014

TUE 1/28 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Alex McMurray, ace songwriter and guitarist. He's so good,he'll make me look bad, and I'll enjoy it. And no, I'm not a masochist.
TUE 1/21 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Classic Jazz Trio rides again with John Rankin, Tom Sancton, and Clarence Johnson III. Why? Because this works, strangely enough. And you'll like it too, unless you're a miserable person, and we all know you're not. Despite what your partner says…
TUE 1/14 New Orleans Columns Hotel Guitarmony with John Rankin, Phil DeGruy, and Todd Duke—new group, new name, new idea, new sound. We're going to try it and see how we all like it. I predict a favorable result!
TUE 1/7 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo
SUN 1/5 New Orleans Snug Harbor I will be joined by Tom Fischer, master clarinetist and saxophonist, who is an ideal partner but usually busy on Tuesday nights. Tom and I always have a good evening. Always. A promise!

December
2013

TUE 12/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin 6 to 9 (note earlier hours) will be playing Christmas music for diners.
TUE 12/17 New Orleans Columns Hotel 11th Annual Holiday Caroling and Performing Extravaganza with John Rankin, Sandy Hinderlie (piano), Clarence johnson III (sax(, and Jesse Boyd (upright bass). EVERYONE invited to sing or play a holiday song, We'll hand out caroling lyrics, listen to some great players, and have a multitude of talent at all levels. Some desserts provided, please bring one if you would like to.
TUE 12/10 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Paul Sanchez play together in a songwriting feastival. I'll be the one in leopard leotards…
TUE 12/3 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke in a 7 string guitar duo that is ridiculously cool.

November
2013

TUE 11/26 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Norbert Slama
TUE 11/19 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin, Ray Moore, and Ed Wise
SUN 11/17 Covington Christ Church

The Classic Jazz Trio, with John Rankin, Tom Sancton, and Tom Fischer
http://www.christchurchcovington.com/site59.php

TUE 11/12 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Classic Jazz Trio with John Rankin, Tom Sancton, and Clive Wilson
TUE 11/5 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke

October
2013

TUE 10/29 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo. What do you know about this guy? He never quits…
THU 10/24 New Orleans Pavilion of Two Sisters, City Park Botanical Gardens

John Rankin is joined by the madcap reedster Ray Moore, who knows what a ligature is and isn't afraid to use it, and Todd Duke, who is a sheer joy to play 7 string guitar duets with. There will be a few solos as well. This is a lovely series run by my friend Paul Soniat, and I always have a good time, at least what I remember. Please join us for a lovely evening in a lovely environment celebrating all around loveliness. Sounds lovely to me…
http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/events/thursdays-at-twilight-garden-concert-series

TUE 10/22 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Alex McMurray. The Singer/Songwriter/Guitarerro returns for a second round. Why not? He did great the first time. Incredible songs, Swiss army knife of guitarists.
THU 10/17 New Orleans Café Istanbul (Healing Center)

2372 St. Claude Ave. (Corner of St. Roch)
Guitar Extravaganza with , John Rankin, Brian Seeger, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Four guitars share the stage together, and share it with others, including Thaddeus Richard and Donald Ramsey. $20 admission. "It's a throwdown, not a showdown", in organizer Detroit Brooks' own words. A very nice club, parking behind building, an awesome band— you'd be crazy to skip this! And so would I.
http://cafeistanbulnola.com/shows/guitar-extravaganza

TUE 10/15 New Orleans Columns Hotel

The New Orleans Guitar Quartet with Cranston Clements, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson returns! This band is serious. Watch your wallet.

TUE 10/8 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Really New Classic Jazz Trio with John Rankin, Tom Sancton and Ray Moore will see if making stuff up still works…
TUE 10/1 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke will enjoy each other's guitar playing and respond accordingly. It happens every time.

September
2013

TUE 9/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and upright bassist Jesse Boyd. Keep your clothes on girls.
TUE 9/17 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and singer/songwriter Paul Sanchez play original music. Paul is an inspiration to me, and is a fantastic natural songwriter. A special treat for all you song lovers out there—you know who you are.
TUE 9/10 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke in a 7 string guitar duo. You can decide who wins-- bring your own score card.
TUE 9/3 New Orleans Columns Hotel Rankerooni plays solo, as in all by himself. In the Avenue Room (on the right).

August
2013

TUE 8/27 New Orleans Columns Hotel Virtuoso saxophonist Clarence Johnson III and John Rankin in a well balanced duo; he wibbles, I wobble. Wuvly!
TUE 8/20 New Orleans Columns Hotel Master French accordionist Norbert Slama and John Rankin bring the music of Paris to your doorstep. C'est Bon!
TUE 8/13 New Orleans Columns Hotel Alex McMurray and John Rankin in their first public exposure. Bring your sunglasses!
THU 8/8 New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens

Twilight in the Park Series

$10 (includes admission to the gardens)
The New Orleans Guitar Quartet (with Cranston Clements, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson)
We're playing there for the first time. This series is always fun, and the audience enjoys themselves (the drinking seems to help). All that's missing is you. Bring your living will and defibrillator…

TUE 8/6 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Orleans Guitar Quartet (with Cranston Clements, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson) rides again!

July
2013

TUE 7/30 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo
TUE 7/23 New Orleans Columns Hotel That John Fohl wraps it up and puts it in your lap. That's IF you show up…
TUE 7/16 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Fohl rides again!
TUE 7/9 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Fohl will be filling in playing a solo show. Great guitarist, singer, songwriter, and handsome too—what's not to hate? You should come see what he can do when he has a LISTENING audience. Guaranteed!
TUE 7/2 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo

June
2013

TUE 6/24 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo
SUN 6/30 New Orleans Snug Harbor (shows at 8 and 10, by admission):
The New Orleans Guitar Quartet, featuring Jimmy Robinson, John Rankin, Phil DeGruy, and Cranston Clements
TUE 6/18 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Orleans Guitar Quartet, featuring Jimmy Robinson, John
Rankin, Phil DeGruy, and Cranston Clements
TUE 6/11 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Jesse Boyd
TUE 6/4 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke

May
2013

TUE 5/28 New Orleans Columns Hotel Ray Moore "reeds" me the riot act on sax, flute, and goatee.
TUE 5/21 New Orleans Columns Hotel Master French Accordionist Norbert Slama joins John Rankin
TUE 5/14 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Classic Jazz Trio with Tom Sancton, John Rankin, and Clarence Johnson III
TUE 5/7 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Jesse Boyd

April
2013

TUE 4/30 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Jesse Boyd (upright bass).
TUE 4/23 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Orleans Guitar Quartet, with Cranston Clements, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson,
TUE 4/16 New Orleans Columns Hotel Solo John Rankin
TUE 4/9 New Orleans Columns Hotel I celebrate 15 years at the Columns (yes, really) and 30 years of connubial bliss and blessings with Vitrice
TUE 4/2 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke

March
2013

TUE 3/26 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Classic Jazz Trio with Clarence Johnson III, John Rankin, and Tom Sancton
SAT 3/23 Mandeville Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall 6:30 to 8:15- The Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall in Mandeville has The New Orleans Guitar Quartet with Cranston Clements, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson.
TUE 3/19 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Jesse Boyd
SUN 3/17 New Orleans Lakeview Presbyterian Church 5 pm, 5914 Canal Blvd., Sunset Sunday series: The Classic Jazz Trio with John Rankin, Tom Sancton, and Tom Fischer (New Orleans Jazz)
TUE 3/12 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Orleans Guitar Quartet with Cranston Clements, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson
TUE 3/5 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke (Guitar Duo)

February
2013

TUE 2.26 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Ray Moore
TUE 2/19 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Norbert Slama. That's IF he gets back to New orleans form France by then, and I'm a little unsure about that. So tho be on the safe side, let's say JR solo plus maybe hopefully Norbert Slama, the wonderful French Accordionist
January
2013
TUE 1/29 New Orleans Columns Hotel 8 to 11pm, The New Orleans Guitar Quartet, Cranson Clements, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson
At the Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave.
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TUE 1/1 New Orleans Columns Hotel 8 to 11pm, John Rankin Trio with Todd Duke.
December 2012
TUE 12/25 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin solo.
TUE 12/18 New Orleans Columns Hotel The Tenth Annual
Holiday Singalong With John Rankin, Jesse Boyd
Ray Moore, John Mahoney
TUE 12/11 New Orleans Columns Hotel The New Orleans Guitar Quartet, with Cranston DeGruy, Phil Clements, Jimmy Rankin, and John Robinson.
TUE 12/4 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke
November 2012
TUE 11/27 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin (solo).
TUE 11/20 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Jesse Boyd
TUE 11/13 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin, Clarence Johnson III and Tom Sancton
TUE 11/6 New Orleans Columns Hotel John Rankin and Todd Duke

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