A portion of the proceeds to benefit Providence Ministries. Individuals interested in donating a "New" toy for Providence's annual toy drive will find a collection box located at the freight depot beginning November 2nd. Toys will be collected the evening of the concert as well.
This concert is sponsored by The Community Foundation of North West Georgia, The Downtown Dalton Development Authority and the Dalton Convention and Visitor Bureau. Tickets are available at the freight depot gift shop or on-line at www.woodsongsdalton.com .
Widely praised as a country and bluegrass artist, Nashville songwriter Donna Ulisse is "one of the most expressive vocal stylists in music today". Ulisse was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association's Songwriter of the Year award in 2012.
"In All the Way to Bethlehem, we listen in to a drama told through many voices, all of them resounding with wonder. There is Joseph, puzzled by circumstances, daunted by responsibilities, yet resolutely determined to do the right thing; Elisabeth, Mary's much older cousin who also miraculously conceives a child; the compassionate but overburdened Innkeeper, who reluctantly tells the desperate young couple, "You cannot stay here."; the Star of Bethlehem, beaming with its own importance; and, always and eternally, Mary, herself, who, while accepting the awful divine destiny of her newborn son, must in those first tender moments with him marvel, rejoice and dream as any mother would. It is a triumphant story vividly told."
In the first part of her show Donna will perform the musical narrative "All the way to Bethlehem". It is a dramatic story told in song--much like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Donna and her band, The Poor Mountain Boys, will return in the second part of the show to perform band favorites and selections from their new CD.
The Earl Brackin Band will perform bluegrass gospel selections prepared for their upcoming tour to Sochi Russia during the 2014 Winter Games.