Growing up in Nova Scotia, my mother listened to East Coast musicians like Rita MacNeil and Ann Murray (“Hippo In My Bathtub” was a bedtime favourite), and most of all, The Rankin Family. Remembering her talk about her love for the band, their endless talent and grace, made a big impression on me.

Knowing this now, you can believe my fangirl excitement when I saw an email from Heather Rankin in my inbox. Let’s just say, it’s a major career highlight for me and something my family will talk about for decades to come.

Heather is preparing for her “Picture Perfect Christmas” tour in support for her beautiful Christmas album, Imagine. The tour is taking place from Nov. 29 – Dec. 19 with 12 dates in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Audiences will get to hear traditional holiday favourites and new songs too, performed by three supremely talented musicians: Kim Dunn on piano, Jamie Robinson on acoustic and electric guitar, and Ron Hynes on stand-up bass.

If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate this holiday, visit Heather’s website to buy tickets for a show near you, and her album Imagine to get into the spirit of the season.

(Christmas is only two months away!)