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Donna Ulisse Releases "Showin' My Roots" Official Video

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Donna UlisseDonna Ulisse has been very active recently with her new book, The Songwriter in Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process and her radio appearance with Katy Daley on WAMU Bluegrass Country early last month. Yesterday, Bluegrass singer songwriter Donna Ulisse released a video to the title track of her curent release, Showin' My Roots (see below). She co-wrote the song with her husband Rick Stanley, as a tribute to some of her musical heroes who influenced her own journey as a performer and songwriter.

The closing photograph at the end is a picture taken of Donna as a young girl, at the end of a Loretta Lynn show in the early 1970's. On Loretta Lynn's left is well known Nashville studio guitarist Pete Wade. The video was shot on the property of Tom T. and Dixie Hall.

The first thing you're likely to notice when you listen to Donna Ulisse - whether live or on a recording - is the voice. Variously described as "rapturous and angelic," strong, supple, warm, rich, companionable and crystalline, that voice commands your attention, adapting readily to whatever song she is singing, wrapping itself around the lyrics and imbuing them with just the right emotion needed to bring the song home.

Donna Ulisse is a two time nominee for IBMA Songwriter of the Year and has released seven bluegrass albums in the past seven years with impressive chart activity and stellar reviews. She tours with her band The Poor Mountain Boys playing festivals and concerts. She is also a sought after songwriting workshop teacher with her songs having been recorded by Claire Lynch, Diana Jones, Louise Mosrie, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Nu-Blu, Natasha Borzilova & The Bankesters. She also had a song on the 2014 Grammy winning Del McCoury Band album, Streets of Baltimore.

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