From their first shows at the tiny North Vancouver Eagles Club to opening for Blue Rodeo, the High Bar Gang has helped carry the torch for traditional bluegrass music throughout western Canada since 2010.
On their debut True North album Lost and Undone: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion, the band focuses on the fine gospel music made popular by the likes of Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers.
Featuring the lush vocal harmonies of Shari Ulrich, Angela Harris, Wendy Bird and Barney Bentall that have become the band’s signature sound, the record includes stirring versions of “Daniel Prayed,” “Walking in Jerusalem,” “Sinners You Better Get Ready” and “Hand in Hand with Jesus.” The ladies also take a verse each on Julie Miller’s modern gospel classic “All My Tears.”
With solid backing from bassist Rob Becker, guitarist Colin Nairne, and Eric Reed on banjo, mandolin and dobro, these 14 songs bring back the sounds of a simpler time. Recorded live in glorious mono in Barney’s living room!