Lots happening in Cape Breton music scene
Cape Breton Post
Dan MacDonald Published on June 01, 2016
Heather Rankin and Kim Dunn were in town a few weeks back, performing at the Highland Arts Theatre as part of their double CD release tour.
“A Fine Line” is Heather’s first solo CD and she’s using it to make her own musical mark. An eclectic recording, much of it was written by David Tyson (famous for his work with Alannah Myles, Celine Dion, and others), mostly in conjunction with Heather.
The songs vary from the introspective “We Walk As One” (with siblings Cookie and Jimmy) to a remake of the 1985 Tears for Fears hit “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (with Quake Matthews). These are two of my favourites, along with the title cut and “Valentine,” a beautiful piece in a nice waltz timing. The music is light in spots, lush in others, mostly laid-back but with enough popish/upbeat material to keep it interesting, with everything driven by David Tyson’s great piano work and Heather’s exquisite voice. Read More