Originally a California girl, long settled on the west coast of Canada, Shari celebrates 45 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 has lead to 25 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 28 with a Masters in Sound Recording from McGill University – herself an accomplished multi-instrumentlist, busy recording engineer, music editor in film and television, producer, videographer and photographer. Among other projects Julia engineered Shari’s two most recent solo albums and along with partner James Perrella, BTU’s “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.
Crystal Palace: 4:00 PM Saturday July 20
Studio Theatre: 9:00 PM (After Hours), Saturday July 20
Main Stage: 2:15 PM, Sunday July 21