Currently based in South Florida, Carla brings a mix of humor, poignancy and nifty guitar playing to the stage. She began playing guitar at the age of nine, and writing songs in high school. Carla made her singing debut at a pig pickin´ on Spring Break in college and released 2 EPs before completing Her Fabulous Debut (CD) on her own label: A Major Record Label.
Carla´s live shows and CD, Her Fabulous Debut, have earned her rave reviews and cool songwriting awards: Best Upbeat and Best Overall, 1999 South Florida Folk Fest´s Song Competition; first place, 2000 and 1998 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest; second place, 1998 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest; second place: Gamble Rogers Folk Fest´s Fingerpicking contest; #4 most requested on Dr Demento; grants from the SC Arts Commission and Jim Beam to help fund recordings, and endorsements from Takamine and John Pearse Strings.
Carla has taught guitar at several colleges and the National Guitar Workshop. She tours relentlessly all over the country, has appeared on numerous radio stations as well as USA´s Up All Night, and has shared the bill with such luminaries as Cheryl Wheeler and Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel. Carla Ulbrich is a member of ASCAP and President of the Difficult Last Name Club, likes cheese, and collects bottlecaps
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