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(BTU) Bentall, Taylor, Ulrich

February 22 @ 7:00 pm

Barney, Tom and Shari celebrate 15 years of collaboration with a return to The Heritage Playhouse!

Tickets $30 advance $35 at door
Online $30 + Fees CLICK HERE
(One Leaf One Flower is SOLD OUT)


… 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 the character, voices and songwriting talents of these three unique artists. With juggling all their respective projects it took until the summer of 2015 to embark on recording a second album. With Shari’s daughter Julia Graff and partner James Perrella engineering, they set up camp in Barney’s house with his two golden retrievers, Haddie and Tilly providing inspiration and wags at the appropriate moments. The teamwork was effortless and created an album of which all involved are exceedingly proud.

Tightrope Walk was released in 2016 by the highly regarded Canadian label Borealis Records. With three very busy schedules to coordinate the trio manages a couple of tours a year and relishes the collaboration and camaraderie – and music!

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, deciding that he would only write songs when they wouldn’t leave him alone. In 2006, Bentall headed into the studio with long time friend Jim Cuddy producing and began work on what would become Bentall’s first solo record Gift Horse. He has since released several solo albums including the most recent “Cosmic Dreamer” and is about to release a second instrumental with a project called “Ranchwriters” with Spirit of the West’s Geoffrey Kelley. He also does an annual fundraising tour for a wide range of organizations with a huge cast of artists called Cariboo Express.

Tom has spent most of his musical career playing in the Vancouver cult band “She Stole My Beer”. After two albums and years of touring, the band took a hiatus, prompting Tom to pursue songwriting as a solo artist. He is working on his third solo album as well as recording and performing with Colin Nairne and Wendy Bird in the Radio Grande.

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. Her 8th solo release, Everywhere I Go on Borealis Records, earned her “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Her 2019 release of Back to Shore was her 25th including her work with the Pumkin, UHF, BTU, and The High Bar Gang (a bluegrass band with Barney and Tom- also a CFMA a winner for Vocal Group of the Year). Shari is also a songwriting educator, and produces the long running (27 years!) SongBird North (formerly Bluebird North) songwriter series in Vancouver.


February 22
7:00 pm
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Heritage Playhouse
662 North Road
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V9 Canada
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(604) 886-8998