Originally a California girl, long settled on the west coast of Canada, Shari celebrates 43 years as a touring recording artist and multi-instrumentalist (violin, mandolin, piano, guitar, dulcimer, & harmonica). From Pied Pumkin through The Hometown Band, and on as a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist has lead to 23 albums – including her collaboration with solo artists Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF), Barney Bentall & Tom Taylor (BTU), and more recently The High Bar Gang, a 7 piece bluegrass band with Barney Bentall & Colin Nairne. Her work has garnered 2 Juno awards, several Juno nominations, an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, and a 2014 CFMA for English Songwriter of the Year.
Through it all Shari raised daughter Julia Graff, now 26 with a Masters in Sound Recording from McGill University - an accomplished multi-instrumentlist, busy recording engineer, producer, videographer and photographer. Julia engineered Shari’s most recent solo album “Everywhere I Go”, and along with partner James Perrella, BTU’s new release “Tightrope Walk” and has produced 2 videos for the High Bar Gang’s recently Juno nominated True North album.
Shari tours a good part of the year, both solo, as well as with Julia and fellow High Bar Gang member Kirby Barber, occasionally with a full band, and as well as with BTU & the High Bar Gang.
"Music is humans at their best" Shari Ulrich