Donna Ulisse Celebrates CD at WSM

Showin' My Roots - Donna UlisseDonna Ulisse will celebrate the release of her new album Showin’ My Roots as a guest of Charlie Mattos and Bill Cody on WSM’s Coffee, Country and Cody show broadcast tomorrow Tuesday October 15, 2013, at 9:15am CT.

As well as talking about the new CD and having tracks played, Ulisse, along with her band The Poor Mountain Boys, will perform live some of the songs from Showin’ My Roots.

The show can be heard on the radio in much of the central US at 650 AM, or via streaming online.

The 13-song collection is dedicated to Ulisse’s musical influences, songsters like Loretta Lynn; Dolly Parton; Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens; and the Stanley Brothers.

In contrast to her previous six albums Ulisse covers some country classics such as the two Loretta Lynn hits Fist City and Somebody Somewhere; Tammy Wynette’s Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad; the Merle Haggard hit In The Good Old Days When Times Were Bad, and Hank Locklin’s Send Me The Pillow You Dream On.

In addition, Showin’ My Roots features two new songs, the title track and I’ve Always Had a Song I Can Lean On, both written by Ulisse with her frequent co-writer, band-mate and husband Rick Stanley.

Helping out with the recordings on the CD were stellar instrumentalists Sam Bush (mandolin), Andy Leftwich (fiddle and mandolin), Rob Ickes (Dobro(R)), Scott Vestal (banjo), Bryan Sutton (guitar) and Byron House and Viktor Krauss (both on bass); and singing partners Rick Stanley, John Cowan, Larry Stephenson, Frank Solivan, Sam Bush, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Tony King, Greg Davis and Fayssoux McLean.

Showin’ My Roots was co-produced by Sutton and Ulisse.

The CD will be available at iTunes,, CDBaby and Donna Ulisse’s website.

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Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.