SongLand = Joe Giacoio + New Middle Class + Dan Pelletier + Carla Ulbrich

Original acoustic songs in a round-robin evening of can-you-top-this fun

"Edge of your seat performances and skillful songwriting so rife with nip-and-tuck and derring-do, it makes all others seem namby pamby by comparison."

- RB, Oceanside, NY

Joe Giacoio's writing has been described as "somehow simultaneously quirky and classic," and touches upon topics that range from debating the existence of God to the existence of Elvis. An award-winning guitarist, his "two-handed" style draws from influences such as Michael Hedges and Preston Reed. Joe twice hosted the Guitar Styles workshop Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and appears on Fast Folk Musical Magazine (FF#805) and a New Jersey songwriters' compilation, "Exit 135." He has three albums on Romantic Devil Records: Superman's Midlife Crisis, I Sing the Body Acoustic and I Love Hamburgers. 

New Middle Class - New Middle Class is Barbara Borok (vocal) and Mike Borok (guitar/vocal).  Their award-winning songs have been played on over 50 radio stations worldwide.  They sing about relationships and current events gone awry, the origin of the universe, and desserts.    "The music of New Middle Class is emotionally and intellectually captivating. The songs sparkle with wit, and the melodies are downright addictive."  Their latest album is What's That Thing?

Dan Pelletier is a piano playing singer/songwriter who has won multiple performing songwriter awards.  His songs often feature a twist ending, or are filled with surprises from beginning to end. His songs seek first to entertain and delight, and he fills his performances with wit, humor, passion, and insight.  He has two CDs, Mr. Sunshine (1999) and Wild Heart Rodeo (2004), on Hudson Valley Records, and his most recent album is My Freakin' Heart.  

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist from Clemson, South Carolina and currently living in New Jersey. [Insert your own punch line here.] Carla 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.  Something of a mix between Phoebe and Jeff Foxworthy, she cites her biggest musical influences as Sesame Street, camp songs, and commercial jingles for beer and breakfast cereal. The Professional Smart Aleck has toured all over the US and England, and has appeared on ABC, USA Network, the BBC, Dr. Demento, Sirius XM Radio, and The Bob and Sherrie Show and venues such as the Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festivals, Club Med, and the Bluebird Cafe.  Her latest release is The Loud Album.