Rotary Park is a Calgary based band playing a special brand of harmony driven, Canadian folk-bluegrass fusion. Known for their high energy and diverse live performances this quintet has proven to be the perfect fit for any type of event. Their combination of ambient folk music, powerful vocal harmonies and banjo ripping bluegrass brings a unique type of Canadian music to the table, that is sure to get your hands clapping and feet stomping! Since 2011 Rotary Park has made a name for themselves playing many different festivals, corporate functions and packed bar gigs throughout the city and western Canada.
Each member, with their own distinct personality, and vast array of influences that range from Old-Timey Folk to Prog-Rock and Electronic, has given The Ashley Hundred a sonic stew of swirling ambience, soaring harmonies, melodic bass lines, tribal-esque drumming and frenzied banjo picking.
Some folks know Jared Klok as a half-decent, retired Zamboni operator. Others as a middling part-time farmer. A few, for whatever reason, call him Rusty. But if you’re in the right place, at the right time, you may come to know Klok as a string-plunker, word-worker and a bit of a scoundrel behind the mic.
Raised outside of Taber, he currently resides in Nanton. But a trip that should have taken an hour has taken years — via Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and points beyond and between. If Nanton’s not a final destination, it’s a mutually enriching experience.
I am the Mountain layer brass and string accents beneath the loving vocal exchange between Colton O’Reilly and Sylvana Sproule. With a freshly introduced songbook of laid-back sounds from Western Canada’s lake country – and a new album underway – this collective’s rotating cast of young musicians breath friendship into every room or campfire they grace.
Sam Weber is a road dog of a younger breed. A known guitar slinger and record maker of Western Canada, Sam has set his chops loose in his own musical pastures. Hailing from the open skies and minds of North Saanich, BC, the 21-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist has gone from strength to strength with gigs and EP releases that have caught the imagination of listeners and media across the world. His ambitious, masterful debut full-length album, Shadows in the Road, is the culmination of years already spent focused on touring and recording.
Jake Vance is a young, up-and-coming folk musician who’s background is in piano, bass, guitar,mandolin, songwriting and vocals.Growing up in a musical family in Southern Alberta, Jake Vance spent his early years reading fantasy novels and exploring comedy. He is a burgeoning artist in the Canadian folk music scene.
Rusty Meeks has never lived inside the confines of a single genre of electronic music. Residing in Calgary, Canada, Rusty is a familiar name in the local DJ community, recognized for the diversity of his sets, top notch production in a variety of styles, and also well known as an owner of the local record label Substation Recordings. Locally, Rusty runs a popular residency at Habitat Living Sound called “Noir”. He also plays regularly at other premier venues around the city including Hifi Club and Commonwealth, and has DJed several local festivals such as Motion Notion, Fozzyfest, and Freezer Burn. Past residencies include Amsterdam Rhino, Sals, and a weekly gig at an Italian restaurant by the name of Cibo where his acid jazz/lounge house sets would please the cocktail crowd.