Shari Ulrich Trio
OLD CROW HOUSE CONCERTS
Central Lonsdale in North Vancouver
Accessible All ages
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT. There is a waiting list.
This co-production is a special house concert show. 100% of the fees collected goes to the musicians. Parcels of Rogues and credits from other cancelled Rogue events cannot be used. Payment is cash only at the door. Space is very limited! To reserve, contact Doug O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org. The exact location will be given to you then. This is an outdoor concert, and may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. You may bring your own beverages.
Originally a California girl, Shari Ulrich settled on the west coast of Canada in 1970, and soon launched her life in music. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (violin, mandolin, piano, guitar, dulcimer, harmonica), she’s been winning hearts across North America with her voice, sublime songs and on-stage charisma ever since. From her time with the legendary Pied Pumkin to The Hometown Band, and on as a solo artist, her career has resulted in 25 albums to date, including collaborations with Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF), Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor (BTU), and more recently The High Bar Gang, a 7 piece bluegrass band with Barney Bentall and Colin Nairne. Along the way, she has garnered 2 Juno awards and several nominations, an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, and a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year.
Not surprisingly, Shari’s daughter Julia Graff, also a multi-instrumentalist, began accompanying Shari on stage at the age of 12. Receiving a Masters degree from McGill University in music (sound recording), Julia is now a busy engineer, producer, and music editor in film and television. Among other projects, Julia engineered and co-produced Shari’s last three albums with partner and fellow McGill grad, James Perrella. Julia’s violin and signature familial vocal blend is frequently heard in Shari’s concerts and recordings.
Shari tours much of the year in a variety of configurations. She also performs with BTU and the High Bar Gang, and produces and hosts Vancouver’s SongBird North series (for 23 years) for the Songwriters Association of Canada.
An accomplished and dynamic performer, Shari makes any sized audience feel they are in her living room – drawn in by her insightful lyrics, and her engaging warmth and humour.
Her ninth solo album, Back To Shore (June 2019, Borealis Records) showcases Ulrich’s award-winning songwriting, musicianship, and vocals at their finest. With songs that delve with unique insight into the joys and sorrows of the human condition, Back To Shore brilliantly reflects the depth, range and caliber of this highly regarded Canadian artist.
Shari Ulrich will be backed by Cindy Fairbank on piano, accordion and vocals, and Julia Graff on fiddle, mandolin & vocals.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ...
"...fine new original compositions." - Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music (Canada)
"Great songs and superbly simple arrangements. And the voice. Ulrich can still rock, but, man, when she sings from the heart, it is something to behold. In the past, her voice raised me up when I was down and carried me places I might never have gone without it. After all, when the music is good, life is good." - Frank Gutch Jr, FAME [Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange] USA / New Hampshire)
"Ulrich's lyrics have achieved a mastery, wisdom and clarity." - Gene Wilburn, Penguin Eggs Magazine (Canada)
"Shari Ulrich returns with an album of gorgeous songs delivered in an effortless style. An album that has already garnered a Canadian Folk Music Award for "English Songwriter Of the Year" it may be her best yet. I defy anyone to not want to listen to it again once it gets to the end!" - Jan Hall, Folk Roots Radio (Canada).