Carla Bozulich is a singer, guitarist, composer and vocalist. She was born in New York City and has spent most of her life in Los Angeles. In the last few years she’s led a nomadic lifestyle dictated by the draw of musical adventures and most of her time now is spent touring in Europe. Bozulich’s artistry is decidedly raw and unusual, and the opportunities for financial solvency are few. However, she has held tight to her fringe ethics, satisfied with constant, prolific and diverse works at any cost. Bozulich is best known for her work as the lead singer of The Geraldine Fibbers and her current obsession, “Evangelista,” which is her latest project. It’s been described in the LA Weekly as:
“a sort of ballad for a musically enlightened 21st century where all beauty and ugliness long ago rolled together in one mysterious ball to reveal punk rock, chamber music, country sounds and avantish jazz shaking hands with the devil. This music is out, out as in all the way in, and quite extraordinary.”
When pushed for a genre-reduction Bozulich calls the music “gospel-noise.” Combining accident and intent is her favorite jumping off point for any fulfilling endeavor. She has shared a stage or recorded with Willie Nelson, Nels Cline, Carla Kihlstedt, Wilco, Marc Ribot, Greg Cohen, Eddie Vedder and more.
In 2005, she performed backed by the London Sinfonietta “The Ballad of the Lily of Hell” at the Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, curated by Patti Smith. Bozulich has also created four site-specific performances under the umbrella name Eyes for Ears.
Bozulich’s other accomplishments include writing articles, short fiction, poetry and criticism for Alternative Press, LA Weekly, Ecstatic Peace, and Ben Is Dead. She’s working on a novel titled The Sparkely Jewel.