highbargang.ca Legendary bluegrass band High Bar Gang are performing at Errington Hall on Saturday, May 11.

Legendary bluegrass band performs Errington Hall May 11

High Bar Gang has been nominated for several Canadian music awards

Legendary bluegrass band High Bar Gang are performing at Errington Hall on Saturday, May 11.

Since forming in the summer of 2010, the legendary High Bar Gang has built a solid reputation for their wonderfully upbeat brand of bluegrass and stories.

Highlights include opening for Canadian music icons Blue Rodeo at Vancouver’s Malkin Bowl, and sold out shows at Butchart Gardens, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and San Francisco’s legendary Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Vocal harmony is key to the band’s sound, and the blend of Shari Ulrich, Wendy Bird and Kirby Barber along with guitarist Tom Taylor and banjo player Dave Barber is simply stunning.

Supported by Rob Becker on bass, and Colin Nairne on guitar and mandolin, the band’s 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.

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 in the ‘Contemporary Christian/Gospel’ category as well as a Western Canadian Music Award nod in the ‘Spiritual’ category. The High Bar Gang went on to be nominated for three Canadian Folk Music Awards and won for Best Vocal Group.

In early 2016 the band finished their sophomore recording ‘Someday the Heart will Trouble the Mind’ with engineer Dave Meszaros at Watershed Productions in Vancouver. Also released on True North Records, the album was nominated for a Juno Award in the Traditional Roots Album of the Year.

Tickets for the May 11 show are $30 at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth, Errington Store, and $32.50 online at https://ErringtonHall.Tickit.ca. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

— NEWS staff, submitted

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