John Rankin
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John Rankin

Murrieta, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Murrieta, CA
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter




"SXSW Performance opening for John Legend"

John Rankin and his acoustic guitar caught everyone’s attention...Rankin had the ability to relax the crowd that was anxiously awaiting John Legend’s performance and used his songwriting aptitudes to translate an honest emotion. Suggestive of influences from a young Levine or Gavin Degraw, Rankin has the capability to make people feel his heart in his music. - FDRMX

"Oregon Music News Announces WCS Winners"

Saturday, June 2, was quite the night at The Buffalo Gap, where the NW Chapter Finals of theWest Coast Songwriters Competition took place.

Sixteen amazing acts from Oregon and Washington performed, each giving their all to win the title of either 2011-12 WCS NW Chapter 'Best Song' or 'Best Performer.'

After almost 30 minutes of intense debates, judges Peter Vaughn Shaver, Vicki Ambinder, and Tony Ferguson finally decided on the winners.

Worth won 'Best Song' for 'Let’s Make It Last,' while John Rankin won 'Best Performance' to a standing-room-only crowd. - Oregon Music News


Still working on that hot first release.



John began his musical journey studying classical violin. At age 16, he found a nylon-string guitar in his parent's basement and taught himself to play by writing his own music. He self-describes his style as upbeat rhythmic soul, and frequently uses a looper to mix violin, guitar, beats, and vocal harmonies throughout his live shows. Similar to Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Otis Redding.

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