Four legendary artists and one legendary host.
Terry David Mulligan hosts Barney Bentall, Bill Henderson, Murray McLauchlan &
Shari Ulrich for
Christmas in the Round
December 13th – 5 pm PST – 8 pm EST
Its roots go back to the late 1970’s, to CBC Vancouver’s Studio 2, where radio producers Claire Lawrence and the late Susan Englebert, with host Terry David Mulligan, gathered local artists Valdy, Roy Forbes, Shari Ulrich, Terry Frewer, Colleen Peterson, and various guest artists for 5 seasons, to sit in the round with a glass of wine, some festive snacks, and their guitars, to tell Christmas stories and sing songs. It was the Goldrush Christmas Jam. And it was very special.
The specialness was revived in 2015 at a then new station in Vancouver, RoundHouse Radio where TDM’s show featured live music played in studio and lobby stage. And there the show was reborn for 3 years.
This year long-time friends Barney, Bill, Murray and Shari will be gathering virtually, as so many are, to once again share stories and songs in support of some favourite social service organizations in their home communities: Barney and the Cariboo Express’ long supported Potluck Café Society in Vancouver, Toronto’s Yonge Street Mission, and Salt Spring Island Community Services Society.
This year’s Home Cooked Sessions encourages you to support the artists’ local social services organization and/or your own foodbanks or local organizations who are the backbone of our communities in these challenging times.
JOIN US for a rollicking sweet good time on December 13th – 6 pm in the west and 9 pm in the east and all points in between. Because we miss you, we love you, and we can’t wait to see you and share some music!
Tickets are $15 and available at https://sidedooraccess.com/shows/y54Xm5Go9XFSA0SyaEFe
Salt Spring Island Community Services Society
These artists have dozens of Juno awards between them, are members of many Halls of Fame and are unfailingly engaging and witty performers. All have had lengthy and varied careers with a variety of collaborations and bands, but there’s nothing as powerful as the artist with a single instrument sharing a song as it was created. Simple and pure.
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. Those songs renewed Barney’s love of performing, both in the form of solo acoustic shows and the Cariboo Express, as well as with BTU with Shari and Tom Taylor. Barney is working on his 5th solo album (post Legendary Hearts) and finishing an instrumental album written with Spirit of the West’s Geoffrey Kelly.
A recipient of the Order of Canada, Bill’s career launched in the 60’s with The Collectors, rocked on through 5 decades and counting with Chilliwack, (plus a divergence with UHF – Ulrich Henderson Forbes). Bill has written some of Canada’s most iconic pop/rock hits (My Girl, Fly at Night, Lonesome Mary and countless more) and has advocated for writers through his presidency and board work at the SAC and SOCAN. A Juno award winning producer, he has also been commissioned to music-direct and compose scores and songs for a number of theatre, film, and television productions and was a musical director for Sesame Street Canada. But solo with a guitar is the heart if it all.
Also a member of the order of Canada, one can’t be a Canadian not know the work of this multi Juno winning (11) iconic artist. From The Farmer’s song to his most recent I live on a White Cloud, and The One Percent to his work as a radio and TV host, author, and painter, he has left an indelible mark on the arts in this country. There isn’t enough room here to name all his achievements, but most importantly, Murray continues to tour and record with the songwriter super group Lunch at Allen’s as well as maintaining his own busy touring schedule and is married to Denise Donlon.
Shari began her life in music as an multi-instrumentalist (violin, mandolin, piano, guitar, dulcimer) with the legendary Pied Pumkin, on to The Hometown Band (“Fear of Flying”), and finally as a solo artist and songwriters. she has released 25 albums – including collaborations with Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes (UHF), Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor (BTU), and The High Bar Gang, a 7-piece bluegrass band with Barney. Her most recent release, Back to Shore, on Borealis Records, was her third engineered and co-produced by her daughter, engineer and multi-instrumentalist Julia Graff.