Jared Petrich of The Tulips, Hit Song "Without A Friend" Will Air in Lifetime's New Movie, "Bringing Ashley Home”

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The Tulips, a popular new folk group from California, will have its song “Without a Friend” featured in the made-for-television movie, “Bringing Ashley Home”, which will be aired starting on Sunday, March 20th on Lifetime at 9 pm in most time zones.  The song is also featured on the Tulips’ debut album, “Mother Universe.”

The Lifetime film is based on the life of Libba Phillips of Sacramento who searched for years for her missing sister and founded a group providing resources for finding runaways and vanished children, Outpost for Hope.
Said Jared Petrich, lead singer of the Tulips: “This is a great film with an extraordinary message.  It brings attention to the neglected national problem of child disappearances that fall between the cracks for underfunded law enforcement agencies, causing terrible sadness and profound, sometimes permanent loss to many American families.  Libba is a true hero, beautifully played by actress A.  J.  Cook of Criminal Minds on CBS.  It is a wonderful privilege and opportunity for our musical group to be part of a beautiful film of this quality.”
Lifetime Television is part of Lifetime Networks, a diverse, multi-media company, committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming content that celebrates, entertains and supports women.  Through its award-winning public affairs initiatives, the Lifetime Networks also advocates a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. 
The Tulips features Jared Petrich (vocals, guitars, keys, harmonica) and Dana Rogge (vocals, guitar).  The group was formed in 2010 and is part of the new West Coast acoustic folk revival movement featuring edgy themes and accomplished singer-songwriters.  Petrich and Rogge are both dedicated West Coast environmental and peace activists with strong roots in the traditions and folklore of the coastal and Sierra Nevada backcountry where they spent much of their youths.  An earlier song written and sung by Petrich, “I Want You Now,” was featured on ABC’s hit show “Grey’s Anatomy”. 
The group’s debut album, Mother Universe, to be officially released on April 20 2011, is dedicated to John Muir, patron saint of the American wilderness, and to activist and singer/songwriter Pete Seeger, who played a principal role on the East Coast in cleaning up America’s Hudson River.  The Tulips’ second album will include music that Seeger’s late colleague, Woody Guthrie, composed while living in California.


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