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, and so on.
Carla’s six 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 in venues small and smaller, from the Clothing Optional Folk Festival to Nashville’s famed 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.
Carla has been a Fiddler’s Green audience favorite throughout her career. “She is 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,” says our former manager, Seegar Swanson. “Her thoughtful and intelligent, clever observations about life, 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.”
Carla has shared the stage with such luminaries as Cheryl Wheeler, Vance Gilbert, Modern Man, The Bobs, Bob Malone, David Massengill, Lou and Peter Berryman, The Austin Lounge Lizards, and Rev. Billy C Wirtz. Other venues she has played include the Falcon Ridge Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Club Med, Eddie’s Attic, The Minstrel and First Night. We’re delighted to have her back!