Donna Ulisse
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Donna Ulisse responded on 07/03/2019
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Sorry, I don't see a question! :)

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Do you need to have experience with playing music to write a song?


Donna Ulisse responded on 07/02/2019
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Hi Joe, Thanks for the question. Some people consider themselves lyricists and only contribute to the lyrics. You can be taught how to count the meter and syllables so things line up right when they are put to music. That is part of what I teach in my workshops. If you want to contribute to the melody, you don't have to play an instrument but it is helpful if you can sing on pitch and keep the meter even so things line up right. It can all be taught though.

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How long have you been singing Bluegrass. I just recently saw videos of you on facebook and Real Roots Radio. I'll see you at the Roberts Center in Wilmington Ohio later this month. Love your singing.


Donna Ulisse responded on 07/02/2019
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Well James....talk about being late responding to you! The Wilmington show has come and gone and we had the best time playing it. I was always around bluegrass music because my Daddy loved it and the first song I ever sang on stage was Take This Hammer. However, I forged my path as a very traditional country singer and that is how I was signed to Atlantic Records in the 1990's. As a songwriter, my publisher noticed that whenever I wrote song by myself, they were very Appalachian feeling and suggested I record a collection to sell at writer's nights and that is when I did my first bluegrass album produced by Keith Sewell in 2007. And they rest as they say is history!

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Who is your banjo player, with the white mustache and bald head? And what kind of banjo does he play? Awesome.


Donna Ulisse responded on 07/02/2019
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That is Greg Davis. We call him Papaw! I think he designed his banjo and had it made so I will have to get with him and get some more info for you. Thanks for asking about him...he is so talented.
Donna

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Do you have sound tracks, just the music, for the ALL THE WAY TO BETHLEHEM? Like the ones on Daywind?


Donna Ulisse responded on 01/27/2019
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No Sharon, Sorry we don't offer that. Thank you for asking though.

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Donna , Will you be at SDC in Branson next May ??? Duane


Donna Ulisse responded on 01/18/2019
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Oh how I wish! I love playing there. Please email them and tell them you want to see us back there!

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Hi Donna, how many animals do you have on the Wee Farm?


Donna Ulisse responded on 01/18/2019
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We have four precious dogs of our own and a field of goats that live next door!

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Any chance you would add that one concert back in the Yorktown in the future. It was great seeing you at the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival. Hope that will be a regular stop in the future! No one loves you like your #1 Stalker!!!


Donna Ulisse responded on 10/21/2018
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I will be doing a Christmas show in Hampton on Friday, Dec. 14. Have to get it up on the schedule. :) Save the date!

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Hey Girl, I know it's early, are ya'll coming back for the Gandy Dancer festival next year. Sure loved seeing you and Mr. Stanley this year.


Donna Ulisse responded on 10/21/2018
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Hey Marie,
At this time we are not booked back. Lots of times festivals like to change acts each year but one of the best ways to get us back there is to email the festival and let them know you would like to see us back! It would be so good to get back there and see you!
Donna

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I hope you have been booked again at Doyle Lawson's Bluegrass Festival in Denton N.C. in May. I enjoyed your music, getting to talk to you & buying all you cd's.


Donna Ulisse responded on 10/19/2018
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Hello Harold!
I am happy to say we have been booked to be there on Saturday, May 11, 2019! Can't wait and hope to see you there!
Donna