One of Canada’s pre-eminent songwriters, Shari Ulrich’s artistry through Pied Pumpkin, The Hometown Band, and as a solo artist continues to inspire audiences wherever she plays. Her skills as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter have set the bar high and have been an inspiration to both her peers and to those that have followed. Apart from her solo career her collaborations with other artists – UHF with Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes in 1989, BTU with Barney Bentall & Tom Taylor in 2009, and The High Bar Gang, a 7 piece bluegrass band with Barney Bentall & Colin Nairne in 2011, have provided a plethora of musical experiences for Shari and her audience.
Through it all Shari raised daughter Julia Graff, now 23 and herself an increasingly accomplished musician, recording engineer and producer. In fact Julia co-produced Shari’s latest release Everywhere I Go and joins her mother on stage along with McGill classmate Ted Littlemore for several gigs throughout the year.
Borealis is more than pleased to have Shari join the label.
“Listeners who take the time will find more substance and purpose in Ulrich’s
music than that of any other female singer in the country today.”
– Calgary Herald
“Media Renaissance Woman and JUNO recipient Shari Ulrich is a treasured West
Coast legend who has been writing and recording her own rich repertoire for
decades now. A new album release is always cause for serious interest.”
– John P. McLaughlin, The Province
“I have been a fan of Shari’s from the moment I heard the sweet soul singing on
the Hometown Band’s single “Fear Of Flying.” I admire her skills as a songwriter,
her amazingly sensitive approach to accompanying others and her commitment
to continuing to get out there and play. Always with a smile!”
– Barney Bentall