Absolutely original, slightly organic and eternally orange, Vancouver's legendary folk trio Pied Pumkin String Ensemble have been creating original, infectious music for over 25 years.

In the mid 70's Pied Pumkin's mixture of timeless music, fearless arrangements and irreverent humour defied categorization and made the group a West Coast favourite. Their combination of dulcimer, violin, guitar and flawless harmonies created a sound completely original and enduring. They self-produced two albums which sold over 30,000 copies for their own Squash Records, one of Canada's first independent labels.

After Shari's departure to The Hometown Band in 1976, Rick and Joe continued performing and recording for eight more years as Pied Pear, then each Pumkin went on to their own successful solo career.

The 1998 Pied Pumkin retrospective CD, Plucking DeVine, made CBC's Jurgen Gothe's Top Ten Album list and was nominated as Best Folk/Roots Album in the Pacific Music Industry Awards.

At midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999 the Pumkin played for 15,000 people
headlining Vancouver's Millennium celebration. In March 2000 they released PIED ALIVE, a live CD of 13 songs recorded in 9 different communities during on their hugely successful 33 concert tour of Western Canada in 1999.

Due to the overwhelming welcome they have received across Canada, Pied Pumkin is no longer "reunioning" but have officially "returned" and will continue to play and record together on an ongoing basis.

The Pumkin usually tours once a year as all three are enjoying extensive solo success.

JOE MOCK lives in France and has been performing in Europe. He released the "Jozu" CD from his adventures in Tokyo and recently "Capgun Cowboy".

SHARI ULRICH has been honoured with two Junos and a John Lennon
Songwriting Award. She gives concerts and song workshops, produces the
Bluebird North songwriter series, and tours solo and with the Highbar Gang and several trios. Her latest CD is FIND OUR WAY.

RICK SCOTT has created 7 CDs for children. Three have been nominated for Juno Awards. He has won NAPPA Gold, Parents' Choice Silver Honor and Parenting Awards in the US. THE GREAT GAZZOON, a musical audio novel on 4 CDS written by Rick Scott and Valley Hennell, with illustrations by Linda Sanborn was released in the fall of 2012.