Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist whose biggest musical influences were Sesame Street, camp songs, and cat food commercials. She has a love of the absurdities of ordinary life, a somewhat twisted viewpoint, and a way with words.
Her songs cover topics from the mundane to insane: Waffle House, Klingons, psycho exes, how rich she would be if she had a copyright on the F Word…
Carla’s 9 CDs have been aired on numerous radio stations, including WFUV, the BBC, Dr. Demento, SiriusXM Comedy Radio, and NPR’s Morning Edition.
She also appeared in “Sharknado 2” (as a human) and once opened for Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel.
Carla has been performing since the late 90s, playing in venues ranging from the Clothing Optional Folk Festival to the Kerrville Folk Festival to the Bluebird Cafe. She has appeared as a musical guest on the TV shows “The Revolution” and “Up All Night with Rhonda.”
Seegar Swanson, manager of Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse, says she’s “Very talented, very funny, very personable, and an easy act to work with. We would be hard pressed to imagine anyone not enjoying a set… thoughtful and intelligent, sometimes clever observations about life are written in an often wry and humorous manner are placed over very strong melodies and guitar work that is recognized as some of the best in her genre.” “Totally Average Woman” is “sharp, well-tuned… audio musical theater that artfully brings to life the poignant thoughts of the narrator and the lives of unique, yet common, characters.”
Carla has performed at Falcon Ridge Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Club Med, Eddie’s Attic, The Bluebird Cafe, The Troubadour (formerly The Minstrel), First Night Morristown, and so many more great venues. Carla has opened for or split the bill with Cheryl Wheeler, Vance Gilbert, John Forster, The Bobs, Bob Malone, David Massengill, Lou and Peter Berryman, The Austin Lounge Lizards, Rev. Billy C Wirtz, Pat Donohue and so many more great performers.
Carla is a Folk Project Fave and we’re happy to have her back.