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 the BBC, Dr. Demento, Sirius XM Radio, and NPR.
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 small and smaller, from the Clothing Optional Folk Festival to the Bluebird Cafe. She has appeared as a musical guest on the TV shows "The Revolution" (canceled) and "Up All Night with Rhonda" (canceled). Walk, don't run, and look both ways before crossing, then go hear Carla before the venue she is playing in closes up shop.
"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."
-Seegar Swanson, manager of Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse
"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."
A few venues where Carla has performed:
Falcon Ridge Festival
Kerrville Folk Festival
The Bluebird Cafe
The Troubadour (formerly The Minstrel)
First Night Morristown
Carla has opened for or split the bill with:
Lou and Peter Berryman
The Austin Lounge Lizards
Rev. Billy C Wirtz