Join us for Sophia Rankin and Young MacDonald in concert at Harlow Gardens.
Singer/Songwriter Sophia Rankin has been the recipient of multiple songwriting awards and has established herself as a local performer in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. She released her first original album Reverie when she was a junior in high school, and recently completed recording her second album of thirteen original songs as a sophomore studying at the University of Arizona for her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Integrated Studies.
Rankin is practiced in guitar and piano playing as well as vocal performance. She is trained classically on piano and is self-taught on guitar. Her freshman year of high school, she was invited to perform at the Young Artists Stage at the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association’s (TKMA) Annual Folk Festival — an event in which she has become a staple as a main performer and songwriter. Her performance at TKMA’s Annual Folk Festival launched her career into motion as she moved on to perform at charity, private, and public events around Tucson and further establish herself as an accomplished performer.
Rankin has become a regular musician for varying events such as the Meet Me At Maynard’s Walkathon, March of Dimes, Tucson Fire Fighters Chili Cook-Off, TKMA’s Annual Folk Festival, Virginia Cannon Presents, Women in Folk, and more. Since her entrance into the University of Arizona, she has also performed at Bear Down Music Festival, Spring Fling, Highland Rocks The Block, and has become a regular performer at UA Unplugged.
Rankin began songwriting at a young age, but only performed her original music upon entering high school. Her song, “Goodbye” won first place at the Tucson Desert Songwriters Festival in 2017, and — along with her song, “Before I Get To One” — also secured her the first-place award at the Stefan George Songwriting Competition in 2018. She was featured on KXCI’s radio station as an emerging artist in folk and popular music as well as The Daily Wildcat’s article, “Unplugged and Raw: A concert by students, for students.” She is currently working on the release of her second album as well as future performances with TKMA, the University of Arizona, and other events around Tucson.
Tickets are $15 and are available at Harlow Gardens and by phone Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00 at 520-298-3303 option 5.