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Bluebird North Vancouver with Shari Ulrich

Event Date: 
Single day event: 1/13/2015 7:30:00 PM
Cost: $15 (Discount for S.A.C. Members)
Where to buy tickets: at the door


Maria Dunn
Adrian Glynn
Deborah Holland

Cayne McKenzie (We Are the City)

Come for the music…stay for the stories and the warm, laid-back acoustic atmosphere. Bluebird North: Where Writers Sing & Tell, Vancouver's longest-running songwriters' showcase, is one of the richest live music experiences our city has to offer. The Jan. 13 edition, hosted by producer Shari Ulrich at the Roundhouse, features Maria Dunn, Adrian Glynn, Deborah Holland and Cayne McKenzie (We Are the City) - a line-up that runs the gamut from indie folk and roots to country and pop/rock. With this eclectic mix of talents, styles and experiences on one stage, expect to be uniquely entertained and inspired.

Bluebird North: Where Writers Sing and Tell is produced by Shari Ulrich for the Songwriters Association of Canada. The SAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the SOCAN Foundation. For more information on the SAC’s mandate, activities and membership programs, please visit

Media contact: Melanie Thompson, (604) 224-6201 or



Bluebird North, at 19 years the longest-running song circle in Vancouver, is a bi-monthly showcase that features three or four (different for each show) talented singer/songwriters of widely varying styles, on stage together, taking turns playing their own original songs and sharing stories with one another and the audience about their work. Each Bluebird North concert is different from any other – but once you’ve been to one, you’ll be hooked!



Maria Dunn is a Juno- and Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated songwriter who draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, she sings about the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present. Maria has five independent albums to her credit, including her 2004 people’s history of Alberta, We Were Good People, and The Peddler. With producer Shannon Johnson (The McDades), she recently released Piece By Piece (2013 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee), a recording of songs inspired by the stories of immigrant women who worked at Alberta’s GWG clothing factory over its 93-year history. Maria performs at folk festivals, theatres and conferences across Canada, Europe and the USA. Previous Vancouver performances include: Vancouver Folk Fest (2013), Rogue Folk Club (2012), The Cultch (2010-2012: The Christmas Carol Project).

Web: | Twitter: @mariadunnmusic

When Adrian Glynn stands alone at the microphone, there is a pause; something changes in the air. And then the whole room leans in to listen. Ranging from spine-tingling acapella ballads to raw boot-stomp anthems, and accompanied only by a kick-drum and a 95-year old balalaika, Glynn delivers an electrifying one-man performance. With two critically acclaimed albums (Light Organ Records), a nomination for Best Emerging Artist (Canadian Indie Awards), and an ever-growing legion of fans at home and overseas, he has quickly become the songwriter to watch. He is a regular feature on CBC, a critics’ pick at several folk festivals and has recently shared the stage with folk heroes like Glen Hansard and Joe Pug. As the Vancouver Sun has it, “this singer-songwriter is skybound no matter what.”

Web: | Twitter: @adrianglynn

As the lead singer and songwriter of Animal Logic (with drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police and jazz bassist Stanley Clarke), Deborah Holland was introduced to the world via two critically acclaimed albums, appearances on David Letterman, The Tonight Show, VH-1, MTV, a recorded duet with Jackson Browne, and live performances at major venues throughout the world. After four solo CDs that garnered international radio play and glowing reviews, she went on to record and tour with Cidny Bullens and Wendy Waldman as a member of the folk/Americana “super-group” The Refugees, whose CDs Unbound and Three won multiple awards and were recognized on many “best of” lists. Deborah has also scored several films, and has written and/or performed dozens of songs for film and television. In 2010 she moved to Vancouver BC. The new city and country served as a powerful muse and in 2013 she released a solo album titled appropriately, Vancouver. The record charted on Roots Music Report's Top 50 Chart and Galaxie Music's Canadian Folk Music channel. Her song “Home” was a finalist in the IAMA’s Americana song category.

Web: | Twitter: @rageondeborah

All creativity stems from a place of memory. In a place of future nostalgia, it begins. Cayne McKenzie took steps into the creative world through time spent in a tiny wood panelled room in the basement of his Kelowna childhood home. He sings and plays piano for the Vancouver band We Are The City and is a creative voice in the formation/execution of videos with Amazing Factory, a local film company. Typically, he works closely with this group of four others while writing scripts and sculpting songs, but finds his individual strength in the hatching of melodies. His ventures have taken him throughout Europe and North America touring with We Are The City and to many film festivals during 2014 (including Cannes Film Festival) with Amazing Factory’s debut feature film, “Violent” (official selection of TIFF's Top Ten Film Festival and winner of Best Canadian film at VIFF). Web: | Twitter: @wearethecity

Host Shari Ulrich took up the Bluebird North torch from Ron Irving 18 years ago and is committed to bringing great songwriters to Vancouver audiences.  Shari’s latest album Everywhere I Go recently garnered her the honour of being named “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Everywhere I Go is Shari’s 21st album overall, including her work with Pied Pumkin, UHF, Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor, and The High Bar Gang (winner of Vocal Ensemble of the Year award at the 2014 CFMAs).

Web: | Twitter: @shariulrich

Venue:Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific), Vancouver, BC
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver British Columbia V6Z 2W3