Donna Ulisse to appear on PBS concert series “Song of the Mountains”

Donna Ulisse in overalls

Donna Ulisse will be performing at the historical Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia on March 1, 2008 taping the concert series “Song of the Mountains”. The show is taped in front of a live audience and is broadcast on 163 PBS stations around the country at a later date. Ulisse will be singing songs off of her current CD “When I Look Back”, a fourteen song collection of self penned tunes and will be backed up by top notch bluegrass band Detour, based out of northern Michigan. Detour features Zak Bunce on vocals and upright bass, Peter Knupfer on fiddle, Scott Zylstar on acoustic guitar, Jeff Rose on mandolin who also writes much of the band’s material and on banjo is the 2007/2001 National Banjo Champion Mike Sumner. Detour has a new CD out titled “Radio Hill” which has been receiving very favorable reviews.

This will be the first appearance of Ulisse and Detour and when asked how she ended up working with a band out of Michigan Ulisse replied, “Well it wasn’t easy! It started with that first nerve-wracking walk through the doors of my first IBMA WOB week in 2007. I was a newbie and must have had it written across my forehead because Jeff Rose and Mike Sumner introduced themselves to me and were week long friendly faces. We talked briefly about joining forces musically on some future dates so when I was invited to do “Song of the Mountains” it seemed like the perfect opportunity for us to work together.”

Also appearing on the bill that evening will be a stellar lineup. Donna’s long time friend and bluegrass great Larry Cordle who made a guest appearance on her album will be performing with his band Lonesome Standard Time as well as Miller’s Creek and The Stevens Family. For information on tickets go to For information on Donna and Detour go to: or