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Occurs on Tuesday July 16 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours


ArtSpring Theatre
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8

Event Notes


A special concert by Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor, and Shari Ulrich -- a trio of Canadian music legends who collaborate on only a handful of tours and appearances a year -- is coming to ArtSpring!

Bentall, Taylor, and Ulrich first played together in November 2007 at a songwriter concert on Bowen Island. Their continued collaboration grew from the undeniable enjoyment for both the artists and their audiences.

One year later, they returned to Cates Hill Chapel and recorded Live at Cates Hill: an eclectic mix of their characters, voices and songwriting talents. With juggling all their respective projects, it took until the summer of 2015 to embark on recording a second album. Tightrope Walk was released in 2016 by the highly regarded Canadian label Borealis Records.

Barney and his band The Legendary Hearts recorded and toured extensively in Canada through the late 80s and 90s. In 2000 Barney traded in his rock and roll life for that of a cattle rancher in the Cariboo. He didn't return to music until 2006, when he headed into the studio with long time friend Jim Cuddy to produce his first solo record Gift Horse.

Tom has spent most of his musical career playing in the Vancouver cult band "She Stole My Beer" and after a retreat bounced back with producer and friend Barney Bentall as producer.

Shari's finesse on violin, mandolin, flute, piano, sax and dulcimer was first heard in the early 70s with the Pied Pumkin. Her work with the Hometown Band paved the way for her solo career as a touring songwriter. A couple of Juno awards and several nominations have affirmed her place in Canadian music.

Now all with thriving solo careers and albums, the camaraderie these musicians share when they come together to put on a heartfelt concert feels very like a homecoming.

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