Donna and guitar virtuoso Bryan Sutton are preparing to team up for their second studio effort on the Hadley Music Group label. The album will be Ulisse's eighth release on the label. Sutton was at the helm of production for Ulisse's 2013 release "Showin' My Roots" which was her first album to feature mostly cover material as she paid tribute to many of her musical heroes. The new CD is scheduled for a late spring or early summer release.
Donna Ulisse has decided to turn her passion into teaching and sharing what she does in the process of constructing a song into a traveling workshop called Songwriting Escape. The three day workshops will be taught with a dynamic team she has already tested the waters with and they have developed a carefully thought out curriculum that will accomodate writers of all levels.
Donna and The Poor Mountain Boys arrived in Raleigh, North Carolina for the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual World of Bluegrass conference and hit the ground running with one of their busiest weeks ever. Donna was selected as an official showcase act playing three shows in the Bluegrass Ramble in addition to she and the band teaching a two hour master class at a local middle school, playing three late night showcases at the Marriott and then playing a show at the Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest for hundreds of bluegrass fans. On Saturday, Donna also was part of a songwriting workshop with several other well known bluegrass songwriters.