• 1970

     

    Birth

    Born October 28, 1970 in Missoula, MT

  • 1987

    First Gig!

    My father (Jerry Rankin) hooked me up with my first show: a jazz gig with virtuoso bassist Rob Kohler at the Yellowstone Art Center in Billings, MT. I made $75, and was hooked on being a professional drummer for life!

    1987

  • 1987

    Dogs on the Loose

    I played w/ this cover band for years, primarily at ski resort bars. We were featured in Ski Magazine in ’88.

  • 1988

    Cirocco Jones

    My first “touring band”, getting me out of state for the first time on the road, just one month out of high school.

    1988

  • 1990

    Slam

  • 1991

    Curious George

    1991

  • 1991

    The Expendables

  • 1992

    VI Days

     

    1992

  • 1993

    Mr. E

    House Bar band at the J Bar T in Great Falls, MT

  • 1994

    Moved to Portland, Oregon

    Pursuing rock stardom and grad school at Lewis & Clark College

    1994

  • 1994

    On a Llama

  • 1995

    On a Llama: "On a Llama" album release

    Recorded at Poundhouse Studios, Sauvie’s Island in Portland, OR

     

    1995

  • 1997

     

    On a Llama: "Riddle Canon" album release

    Recorded at Falcon Studio in Portland, OR

  • 1998

    Left On a Llama

    1998

  • 1998

    Nicole Campbell

  • 1998

    28 If

    Dreamy rock led by Jeff Labanksy. Performed throughout Oregon. Eric Singer (KISS, Alice Cooper) was original drummer on the album.

     

    1998

  • 1999

     

    Brian Cutler

  • 2000

    FINN

    2000

  • 2001

    Sugarbang

  • 2001

    Sheer Bliss

    Chad & Rachel Hamar’s project, who would go on to form country pop group “Cloverdale”.

     

    2001

  • 2007

     

    Everchanging Nomad