Shari Ulrich – A Woman of Constant Music

April 27, 2016 | By

Shari Ulrich is a multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter, who has been working her art for decades.

She first came to Canada from her home in California in the late 60s, and quickly became a fixture in the roots music scene.

Along with a number of solo records over the years, Shari has been a member of Valdy’s Hometown Band, the folk group Pied Pumpkin, the folk trio UHF (along with Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes), the trio BTU (along with Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor) and the Bluegrass group The High Bar Gang.

A couple of years ago now, Shari released her most recent solo album, “Everywhere I Go”, which was produced with and engineered by her daughter, Julia Graff. Last year there was an album of gospel tunes from The High Bar Gang, and just in the last month, BTU has put out a new record, “Tightrope Walk“.

The next High Bar Gang record is due in a couple of months, and Shari has said she will likely have a new solo album before the end of the year.

Given all of that studio activity, it is a wonder that Ulrich finds any time at all for live performance, but she does, and as can be seen from the video included here, from a BTU concert, she clearly enjoys that side of music.

Based in British Columbia, it is not often that she makes her way east, at least not often enough for her many fans, but over the next month, give or take, she will be playing a mini tour in Ontario.

If you don’t know Shari’s music, you owe it to yourself to check out her many projects, and then get yourself out to one of her shows.

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