Ranky Tanky Accomplishments Marked By Resilience Music Alliance

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Ranky Tanky bassist Kevin Hamilton (left); vocalist and trumpeter Charlton Singleton; vocalist Quiana Parler; Resilience Music Alliance co-founders Steven Ruchefsky and Rondi Charleston; drummer Quentin E. Baxter; and guitarist and vocalist Clay Ross meet after a performance in Charleston, South Carolina.

(Photo: Courtesy DL Media)

Following a performance at the 2018 Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, the accomplishments of ensemble Ranky Tanky were marked by its label.

The band’s self-titled 2017 album reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard jazz chart (Jan. 27) and performed well on both the iTunes and Amazon charts as well. Resilience Music Alliance founders Steve Ruchefsky and Rondi Charleston presented bandmembers—Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, Quiana Parler, Quentin E. Baxter and Clay Ross—with plaques commemorating their accomplishments.

For more information about the group, visit its website. DB



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