• Sweet Miss Dixie Deen

    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

  • Donna Ulisse at IBMA

    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

  • Songwriting Escape heading your way

    I didn't get to chat with Donna Ulisse this year at the World of Bluegrass as I often do, though she has recently shared some news with us about a venture she is launching in 2015. She is calling it Songwriting Escape, her name for

  • More from Bristol RRR 2014

    The 2014 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion continued Saturday with another beautiful day. Last year’s Saturday schedule was marred by heavy rains early in the day, but this year brought 80 degree temps and nearly cloudless skies. Thanks to Alane

  • Donna Ulisse shares some writing secrets

    There’s a school of thought that says you can’t teach songwriting. Folks can either write lyrics and compose interesting melodies, or they can’t. But if the craft itself can’t be taught, those interested in pursuing it can gain some valuable perspective

  • The Songwriter In Me from Donna Ulisse

    Donna Ulisse has made quite a name for herself as a songwriter this past few years. Since 2007 she's had six album releases made up almost entirely of her original bluegrass and Gospel songs. That's quite an accomplishment, measured in volume

  • Morning in Bethlehem video

    Donna Ulisse has shared this video of one of the songs from her All The Way To Bethlehem CD, which tells the nativity story in a song series. Each track recalls one piece of the story from the perspective of

  • Donna Ulisse live Christmas show online

    Since the release of her Christmas song cycle album, All The Way To Bethlehem, in November of 2012, Donna Ulisse has been in demand for special performances around the Christmas season. She has done as many as she can this