The HARD LUCK CAFé Presents at the Cinema Arts Centre
Remember This Great Evening
Thursday, December 15, 2011

CARLA ULBRICH
on the same program with
RUPERT WATES

CARLA ULBRICH

CARLA ULBRICH

Carla Ulbrich is a comic-singer-songwriter primarily known for her humorous songs about such topics as wedgies, Waffle House, Klingons, and how rich she would be if she had the copyright on the “F” word.

She has taken her music and love of wordplay all over the U.S. and the UK. Ulbrich, who grew up in Clemson, South Carolina and now lives in New Jersey, used to call herself a “professional smart aleck,” but that only captured part of the picture. One of the wittiest and most sarcastic writers on the folk circuit, she also has a snappy voice and dabbles in fingerstyle guitar.

After being felled by a combination of lupus, kidney disease and two small strokes nearly a decade ago, she re-emerged as “The Singing Patient.” Her medical misadventures are chronicled in the CD, Sick Humor, as well as in a book of humorous essays entitled How Can You Not Laugh at a Time Like This that was released earlier this year. Her cutting humor leaves audiences in stitches.


CARLA ULBRICH       Visit her website: CarlaUlbrich.com


Read the AcousticLive! issue on The Unsinkable Carla Ulbrich: ACOUSTIC.LIVE! on CARLA ULBRICH

on the same program with

RUPERT WATES
Accompanied by acoustic bassist Trifon Dimitrov

RUPERT WATES :: Photo by MARCO PROZZO

Rupert Wates is an award-winning singer-songwriter who plays between 120 and 150 live shows each year and has performed in every state in the U.S. Born in London, England; he moved to the U.S. five years ago and currently resides in New York City. Wates’ four full-length CDs feature his own brand of acoustic melodic art/folk, and music critics have praised his narrative storytelling.

His latest release, Joe’s Café (2010), is a collection of 15 original songs based on true stories – each interpreted by a different vocalist – reflecting on the lives and experiences of ordinary American people and through whom the story of America itself is traced. The album’s warm sound evokes the welcoming atmosphere of an all-night café, where friends gather to share their stories. Besides his own recordings, Wates has written songs in a variety of styles for other artists.

RUPERT WATES :: Photo © by WALTER HANSEN





  Visit his website: rupertwates.com    
















RUPERT WATES       CD: Joe's Café   RUPERT WATES





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