Local Gullah group Ranky Tanky opens for Lucinda Williams on Friday before heading to Europe
Tickets still available for the Low Tide Social ahead of High Water Fest
Kelly Rae Smith
April 17, 2017 at 3:33PM
Deriving its name from a Gullah phrase meaning "work it" or "get funky," Charleston’s Ranky Tanky gives old spirituals, shouts, and lullabies from the Carolina and Georgia islands a jazz, R&B, and gospel treatment that is funky indeed. “It is all from the Gullah culture,” says trumpeter, vocalist, and director of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charlton Singleton.