The High Bar Gang
The High Bar Gang for this concert is:
Dave Barber: banjo, mandolin and guitar, vocals
Kirby Barber: vocals, guitar and bass
Rob Becker: bass
Tom Taylorl: vocals and guitar
Wendy Bird: vocals, guitar
Colin Nairne: guitar, mandolin and vocals
Shari Ulrich: vocals, fiddle and mandolin
Since the band was formed in the summer of 2010, the High Bar Gang has been bringing its unique take on old time bluegrass to the people of Western Canada.
Vocal harmony is key to the bands sound, and the blend of Shari Ulrich, Wendy Bird and Kirby Barber along with guitarist Barney Bentall and banjo player Dave Barber is simply stunning. Supported by Rob Becker on bass, and Colin Nairne on guitar and mandolin, the bands repertoire stays firmly rooted in the golden age of bluegrass music with songs by the likes of Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and Del McCoury.
Highlights for the High Bar Gang include opening for Canadian music icons Blue Rodeo at Vancouvers Malkin Bowl, and the many sold out shows they have played throughout Western Canada, including the prestigious Cedar Creek Winery Concert series and the Ravens Cry Theatre in Sechelt. From the Brackendale Art Gallery and Victorias famous Butchart Gardens to Vancouvers International Jazz Festival and San Franciscos legendary Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the band has built a solid reputation for their wonderfully upbeat brand of bluegrass and stories.
In 2013 the band signed a record deal with True North Records resulting in the release of their debut recording Lost and Undone: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion. Along with extensive airplay in Europe as well as North America, the album garnered several award nominations in 2014 including a Juno Award nomination as well as a Western Canadian Music Award nomination. The High Bar Gang went on to be nominated for three Canadian Folk Music Awards and won for Best Vocal Group.
The summer of 2015 saw the band return to performing with appearances at Vancouver Island Musicfest, Harrison Festival, West Vancouvers Harmony Arts Festival and the Toronto 2015 Panam Games.
In 2016 they released "Someday the Heart Will Trouble The Mind".
Tir-na-nOg Theatre (View)
585 Rivendell Drive
Bowen Island, BC V0N1G2
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|