Nashville bluegrass recording artist Donna Ulisse and her band The Poor Mountain Boys will be performing at the J.B. Performing Arts Center at Wheeling Park High School, 1976 Park View Road, Wheeling, WV on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The show is a production of the Moundsville non-profit organization, Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation, founded by Jerry Andrews with the mission of using bluegrass music to offer community concerts at affordable prices with ticket sales going to local organizations needing funding. Thanks to a grant from the Upper Ohio Valley Chapter 434 of Trout Unlimited, one hundred percent of ticket sales for this concert will go to the Wheeling Program of Project Healing Waters which is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. There will be a silent auction in the lobby of the venue where attendees may bid before the concert and during the intermission with all auction proceeds going to the Project Healing Waters Wheeling Program. Also appearing on the show will be the Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band and guitarist Roger Hoard.
Tickets to the concert are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, $5.00 for children twelve years and under while children under five will be admitted for free making this an affordable night out for a family. To buy advance tickets please call Jerry Andrews at 304-281-5776 or Barney Kubisiak at 740-695-4420. You may also buy them online at www.bluegrassmusicendeavorsfoundation.com by clicking on the Events/Tickets tab.
Country music fans remember Donna Ulisse from her days when she was signed to Atlantic Records in the early 1990’s where she released a critically acclaimed album Trouble at The Door with three singles and two videos. She was also a guest on many national television shows including Hee Haw, Nashville Now, Crook and Chase and NBC’s Hot Country Nights.
These days Donna Ulisse is a key figure in the bluegrass, folk and acoustic music scene as a singer and songwriter. She released her ninth bluegrass album, Hard Cry Moon, in 2015, making a return to mostly original material. The single “It Could Have Been The Mandolin” topped the Bluegrass Unlimited chart at #1 for two months in a row and the album topped the Roots Music Report chart at #1. She also won the award for 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year.
Her past albums have charted prominently in the Bluegrass Unlimited charts, The Folk DJ National chart, The Americana Music Charts and Billboard Bluegrass chart. while her 2012 Christmas album All The Way To Bethlehem was called “a masterpiece” by Kyle Cantrell, host of Bluegrass Junction on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Edward Morris, writer for CMT.com dubs her “one of the most commanding voices in bluegrass music.”
As a songwriter she has had songs recorded by bluegrass artists Claire Lynch, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, The Bankesters, Doyle Lawson, Larry Stephenson Band and Nu-Blu, as well as a song on the 2014 Grammy winning album Streets of Baltimore by the Del McCoury Band. She has been nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year award for four years in a row, including 2015, and authored the book The Songwriter in Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process. She is also a sought after songwriting instructor at workshops across the country when she is not touring with her band performing at festivals and concerts with her band The Poor Mountain Boys. For more information on Donna, visit www.donnaulisse.com
Saturday, Mar. 25
Sat. Mar. 25th: 7pm - 10pm
1976 Park View Road
Wheeling, West Virginia, 26003