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Press Release: DeSales Premieres "Wednesdays in the Commons" Series Nov. 9
Date: 11/7/2005

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DeSales Premieres "Wednesdays in the Commons" Series Nov. 9

A concert featuring Greg Greenway, singer/songwriter in the modern acoustic genre, and Carla Ulbrich, award-winning songwriter and Professional Smart Aleck or parody singer, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Commons of McShea Student Union at DeSales University. The program is open to the public free of charge.

The concert is the first in a series of cultural events sponsored by DeSales University's Cultural Affairs Committee. They will be held 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings through May, in the McShea Commons, and will feature music, film, dance, or other type of event. The program on Nov. 9 is being coordinated with Godfrey Daniels, located on Bethlehem's South Side, a provider of acoustic, folk and alternative music for over 30 years. For more information on the series, including a program schedule, please contact Karen Daly, administrative secretary in the DeSales University Office of Student Life, at 610-282-1100, ext 1261.

Greenway draws inspiration from all over including, gospel, rock, blues, jazz, and world music, but his roots go all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie. Greenway has five critically acclaimed solo releases including, A Road Worth Walking Down, which was nominated for two Boston Music Awards, and Singing for the Landlord, included in the top five CDs for 1995 on the Internet Folk DJ list. He has been featured on the weekend edition of NPR's All Things Considered. Greenway is featured on numerous compilations including Putumayo World Music's Shelter, Sliced Bread's Phil Ochs tribute CD, What's That I Hear, and the compendium of disrespectful car songs from NPR's Car Talk, CarTalk CarTunes.

Ulbrich has been compared to Weird Al Yankovich and Chet Atkins. She is a fan-favorite on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento show. Unfortunately in 2002, she suffered two strokes and kidney failure, and was forced to re-learn the guitar from scratch. During that time, she spent many hours in doctors' waiting rooms creating funny parodies about her malady and the absurdity of the health care system. The result was her third CD, Sick Humor released in 2004. Ulbrich made her singing debut at a pig pickin' on spring break in college and has released three CDs and is featured on Dr. Demento's 2005 Basement Tapes compilation.

Press Release: DeSales Premieres "Wednesdays in the Commons" Series Nov. 9 | Posted on: 11/7/2005

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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