Tag: Donna Ulisse

WGVU covers Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bill Warren wasn’t the only only covering the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Music Festival last week in Michigan. Public television station WGVU sent Patrick Center to cover the festivities for the station’s Newsmakers program. Center spoke with Wes Pettinger, who promotes the festival, and several of the performers about their […]


Friday and Saturday at Charlotte

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Friday dawned sunny and warm for an ideal bluegrass festival day at the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival in Charlotte, MI. A group of young siblings calling themselves Sugar Creek Bluegrass opened the show. They range in age from seven to twenty from the Columbus, OH […]


Songwriter’s Back Story – Wilma Walker

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

This month’s Songwriter’s Back Story features the song Wilma Walker, written by husband and wife writing and recording duo, Donna Ulisse and Rick Stanley, recorded by the legendary Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver on their 2015 Mountain Home Music Company album, In Session. I caught […]


Hard Cry Moon video from Donna Ulisse

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hard Cry Moon is the name of bluegrass singer/songwriter Donna Ulisse’s latest album, and her most recent video. It’s an old-time country weeper written by Donna and her husband, Rick Stanley, about a long night of tears and heartbreak. This marks her ninth album of mostly […]


It Could Have Been The Mandolin video from Donna Ulisse

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Donna Ulisse has come up with a clever way to promote her new single, It Could Have Been The Mandolin. It will be included on her next album, Hard Cry Moon. She’s created a spoof news video, reporting on the mysterious “death” of her banjo […]


2015 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival – Day 3

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The final day of the 2015 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival was kicked off by one of Michigan’s favorite bands, Out of the Blue. Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys made their first appearance at the Charlotte festival. Donna’s heartfelt songs keep an audience enthralled. Larry […]


2015 Charlotte Bluegrass Festival – Day 2

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Day 2 of the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival dawned bright and sunny. The schedule was jumbled a bit because Doyle Lawson had a bus breakdown and was unable to make the show. So Harbourtown stepped in and opened the show. Virgil Bowlin brought Peerless Mountain to […]


The Songwriter In Me – The Demo Recordings

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following on the success of her book on songwriting, bluegrass and Gospel singer and songwriter Donna Ulisse has released an audio CD companion. The Songwriter In Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process was released in the summer of 2014, and has enjoyed both critical and […]


Sweet Miss Dixie Deen

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Now that Dixie Hall has gone on to her reward, her many friends in and around Nashville feel less constrained about sharing the love and admiration they feel for her. While she was with us, Miss Dixie would have considered it “making a fuss” to hear folks […]


Donna Ulisse at IBMA

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oops… In yesterday’s post about Donna Ulisse’s new songwriting weekends, I suggested that we didn’t have a chance to speak with her during September’s World of Bluegrass. But of course we did! She and David Morris had a nice chat about her music career, including […]