Calgary folk act Rosalind's music takes inspiration from their city and the people it contains. Capturing the transition between the traditional and well-established - and the desire to innovate and adapt - Rosalind embraces the rich history of folk and roots music and injects it with a vibrancy and collaborative attitude reflective of the approach Calgarians take with everyday life. Utilizing traditional folk instrumentation and vocal harmonies, they create a rich and full tapestry of sound which aims to inspire, relate, and most importantly, subvert convention.
Formed in early 2015 as a way to simply jam with some friends, Jesse Shire (banjo/vocals), Amanda Rishaug (mandolin/vocals), and Mike Goossen (acoustic guitar/vocals) quickly proved to have substantial chemistry and looked to expand their sound to include drums, bass, violin, electric guitar, cello, and keys. While the cast has rotated, Rosalind has featured some of Calgary's best players in John Ferguson (drums), Benjamin Longman (guitar/cello), Anna Vander Hoek & Michael Kissenger (violin), Pete Meadows (keys), and Dave Tamagi & Reese Perry (bass), and regardless of who they share the stage with put on an authentic and completely engaging live performance.
Rosalind released their self-produced first EP in summer of 2016, and are presently hard at work on their second which is aimed to be released in Spring 2018.