Rotary Park
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Rotary Park

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Folk Bluegrass


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"I'd never seen or even heard of Rotary Park until I saw them tonight at the Garden Variety Show at Loose Moose.

Let me say this: they KILLED IT. The energy, musicality, and unity was incredible. This is a band that has everything a listener would want, and even though they deserve instant fame and recognition, part of me hopes they never take off...that way I can keep them to myself.

Anyway, fantastic show tonight, gang! I'll be watching you."

-Robert Granger - Robert Granger

"Rotary Park blend bluegrass with progressive rock"

An enthusiastic audience enjoyed an upbeat set of bluegrass inspired music from Calgary’s Rotary Park, July 15 stopping by the Owl Acoustic Lounge on the first date of their new tour en route to South Country Fair.

I last saw Rotary Park at the Lethbridge Folk Club in February.

Since then they’ve released their second CD “Be” so they decided to focus on the new music from that.

The band (Alex Ginella - Vocals/Guitar/Fiddle/Harmonica Colton Daigle - Vocals/Mandolin/Percussion Liam Testa - Vocals/Guitar Matt Coldwell - Vocals/Double Bass Tanner Day - Vocals/Banjo) switched instruments in between songs and sometimes in the middle of a song. They had superb vocal harmonies and undeniable musicianship.

They incorporated elements of jazz, folk, progressive rock and of course bluegrass. So I want to coin a new term to describe them— prog-grass as they combined a lot of those elements into experimental progressive rock including turning Pink Floyd's “Time” into a bluegrass song which allowed all of the band members to play tasteful solos. They also covered an old Irish song.

They noted “they were tired of playing ‘Wagon Wheel’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ for corporate gigs during Stampede , so they were glad to play original music from their new CD “Be.”

“Saskatchewan” was an early highlight which set the tone for the night as it gave everybody a chance to solo. Some of the many highlights included “Canis Lupus,” and “Good Bye Baby Blues” and a couple songs about drinking. Each of the songs had different time signature changes, and different elements from country to ’50s doo wop music.
— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Edition - Richard Amery - L.A. Beat Edition

"Rotary Park have a lot of fun with string band music for Lethbridge Folk Club"

s promised Calgary string band/ bluegrass band Rotary Park had a little something for everyone as by the time I arrived, they were in full swing, jig, pop and folk, Feb. 21 at the Cave at Lethbridge College.
The Lethbridge Folk Club had a decent turnout for the Feb. 21 show.

Rotary Park played a lot of fleet fingered banjo and some fine fiddle and the band members effortlessly switched instruments between songs while adding superb vocal harmonies.

They played a variety of different songs all showcasing their multi-instrumental prowess and beautiful vocal harmonies.

They played a spine tingling version of Simon and Garfunkel’s “ Sounds of Silence,” then launched into a couple Irish reels. They followed that up with an old blues song and an old string band song reminiscent of the Mississippi Sheiks.

They wound down their set with a fleet fingered version of bluegrass classic “ Rolling In MY Sweet Baby’s Arms” and officially ended their show.
They were called back for an encore of “Man of Constant Sorrow,” popularized by the movie “ O Brother where Art Thou” and officially ended their show with a Canadian Classic “ Farewell to Nova Scotia.”
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor - Richard Amery - L.A. Beat Edition


Still working on that hot first release.



Rotary Park is a Calgary based band playing a special brand of harmony driven, progressive bluegrass. The combination of ambient folk music, powerful vocal harmonies and banjo ripping bluegrass brings a unique brand of Canadian music to the table. Rotary Park has made a name for themselves the past two years by releasing two full length albums and touring across Canada twice. The future is looking brighter than ever for this group of fine young gentlemen.

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