Saturday, February 19, 2011


Second Annual Garden State Folk Festival

WHEN: Sunday, February 20, at 3 PM
Mayo Center for the Performing Arts,100 South Street, Morristown

Featuring Carla Ulbrich, Hickory Tree Chorus, Dirdy Birdies Jug Band, Roger Deitz

An afternoon of engaging folk music, featuring the lighthearted tunes of comedic singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich; the 20-member all-women’s a cappella group, Hickory Tree Chorus; "the world's most dangerous jug band," The Dirdy Birdies Jug Band; and long-time Sing Out! magazine columnist, music writer and performer Roger Deitz.

  • Carla Ulbrich (above) is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist from Clemson, South Carolina, currently living in New Jersey. Carla has a love of wordplay and a keen observational eye. She is 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 also dabbles in fingerstyle guitar.
  • Hickory Tree Chorus is an award-winning women's chorus dedicated to the all-American art form of singing four-part a cappella harmony in barbershop style. Hickory Tree Chorus was awarded medals in two categories in Sweet Adelines International's Greater New York Regional chorus contest on April 24, 2010, in Philadelphia, PA. The group won second place overall, and first place in the "AA" Midsize Chorus Division with their highest score ever, and the highest score worldwide in that division! This was their 26th year of winning Regional medals, and their 13th under Master Director Carolyn Schmidt.
  • Dirdy Birdies Jug Band: This is a group of wandering minstrels that’s been together since 1965 and hails itself the world most dangerous jug band.
  • Roger Deitz: As one of the more widely read acoustic music journalists around, Roger Deitz has written about music for over thirty years, penning articles for notable magazines such as Sing Out!, Frets, Fast Folk, Acoustic Guitar, and Billboard.