|Birth name||Sharon Ulrich|
October 17, 1951 |
San Rafael, California
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, musician, film composer|
|Instruments||violin, vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin, dulcimer, flute|
|Labels||A&M Records, Esther Records, MCA|
|Associated acts||Hometown Band, UHF (Ulrich Henderson Forbes), BTU (Bentall, Taylor, Ulrich), The High Bar Gang (band), Pied Pumkin (band),|
Sharon (Shari) Ulrich, (born 17 October 1951) is a Canadian musician-songwriter. She has won a Juno Award for "Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year", and has acted as a television host, actor, film composer, and songwriting educator. As a multi-instrumentalist she plays violin, mandolin, guitar, piano and dulcimer.
Born in San Rafael, California, Ulrich moved to British Columbia in the early 1970s. With Rick Scott and Joe Mock, she created the Pied Pumkin String Ensemble, which first performed in 1973. Her break came when she was hired to tour with Valdy and his Hometown Band. Shortly afterward, she won a 1982 Juno Award for "Most Promising Female Vocalist" and received Juno nominations in the following two years for "Best Female Vocalist".
Ulrich has also written items for Sesame Street and composed theme music for several networks, including the CBC. She is also a member of the folk music group UHF with Bill Henderson (Chilliwack) and Roy Forbes.
Ulrich continues to perform solo (often accompanied by daughter Julia Graff on violin, piano, mandolin, guitar, accordion and vocals) and to occasionally tour with the Pied Pumkin, UHF, BTU and a newly formed bluegrass group "The High Bar Gang" with Barney Bentall, Colin Nairne, Wendy Bird, Angela Harris, Eric Reed, and Rob Becker. She lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia.
Her upcoming release "Everywhere I Go" was engineered and produced by her daughter Julia Graff, getting her masters in music in sound recording at McGill University.
- 1974 The Pied Pumkin String Ensemble - Pied Pumkin
- 1976 Pie Pumkin Allah Mode - Pied Pumkin
- 1978 Pear of Pied Pumkin - Pied Pumkin
- 1976 Flying - The Hometown Band
- 1977 The Hometown Band - The Hometown Band
- 1988 The Lost Squash Tapes - Pied Pumkin
- 1990 UHF
- 1995 UHF II
- 1998 Plucking DeVine - Pied Pumkin
- 2009 "Live" at Cates Hill - Bentall, Ulrich, Taylor
- 2012 Flying - The Hometown Band - re-release on CD
- 2012 The Hometown Band - The Hometown Band - re-release on CD
- 2013 Lost and Undone - The High Bar Gang
- 1980 Long Nights
- 1981 One Step Ahead
- 1982 Talk Around Town
- 1989 Every Road
- 1991 The Best of Shari Ulrich
- 1998 The View from Here
- 2010 Find Our Way
- 2014 Everywhere I Go