Actually, Rebekah and I will be doing a benefit concert together in Poquoson, VA on Oct. 14. to raise funds for my cousin who has some huge medical bills treating her late stage Lyme disease. We also did a show together in WV a year ago I think it was. The show in VA in Oct. is at the home of my cousin who is doing a pig roast so it will be a house concert setting with a min. of 10.00 donation and all money going to my cousin's medical bills. I hope you can make it! Rebekah has a wonderful band and they will be there!
Hope you're having a blessed day. You have a beautiful voice.
I discovered you and your music about an hour ago. I asked Google a question for something I'm struggling with as a songwriter. That finalizing rewrite stage led me to do some soul searching on "getting too attached to your song" habit I have sometimes. Your book was 4th on the list and that's where this connection began.
I plan on doing some more research on you and your music. From what I've heard so far is a blessing to my ears.
I do have a question. Have you ever struggled with rewriting a few lines in a song?
Thanks and God Bless,
Hello Ronnie, thanks for the question! A very successful writer once said to me, "great songs don't get written, they get re-written" & I firmly believe this. I am constantly going back to my songs, looking at them from every angle to see how I can strengthen them. I edit all the way up to a demo or recording session as my publisher can vouch for because after I record them, she'll listen to the recording to double check the lyrics on file & see many changes that happened the day of the recording. My theory is I always have what I started with & can always go back to that but why not try to keep improving it? I teach many songwriting workshops when I'm touring but have started a new type of workshop where only 6-8 seats are available & the students actually co-write with myself & Jerry Salley who has written many hits. This type of workshop offers insight into our process & can offer a writer a huge growth spurt. Details here:https://www.facebook.com/songwritingesca... Peace, Donna
I don't have 8 x 10's. I have a brochure with lots of pictures I can sign and mail you. Send me the info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Myra! We can't wait to return to Rockville also! See you soon!
Donna, no question just a thank you!. Great workshop in Kendallville at the Bluegrass Festival this fall. Well I am writing. My last one was for the 100th Anniversary for my church. They love it. Thanks again your inspiration and encouragement.
Forgive me for being so slow in thanking you for your wonderful message. I am so glad you are writing! It is so true that the more you write, the more the creative juices flow. Jerry Salley and I have started doing some very limited seating workshops at my wee farm where we actually write with the students to give them a real taste of co-writing with one of us. Rick and I cook all the meals and feed the students some good home cooking. It is a great way to "up your game" in songwriting. If you or any other writers you know ever want to try it, email me at email@example.com
Keep up the writing. You made my day to read that the workshop helped you on your creative journey!
Donna recently upon visiting with you after your concert in Eureka, MO> and gave you our business card from our Bluegrass Radio show here in K.C. I told you about one of our most requested projects of yours was the one with Whispering pines on it Hard Cry Moon . When we went review it and schedule our show 2 wks out we found the C.D. to be defective would there be any way that you would be kind enough to supply us with another copy. Believers And Bluegrass 102.7 FM KC. Mo 7000 N. Bales Ave. # 251 Kansas City ,MO. 64119
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Buster, I am so sorry, I just saw this. I will have the record label send you another one this week! Donna
Thank you for the question! I have two gospel albums of mostly songs I have written. (Holy Waters & I Am A Child of God are the album titles. The only true hymn I have recorded is This Is My Father's World. I also have a Christmas album of all songs I wrote telling the story of Christ's birth from the perspective of each of the characters involved in the story. It is called ALL THE WAY TO BETHLEHEM. All of my other albums are of secular song, many that I wrote as well as some old country and bluegrass classics you might recognize. There is a link to all of my music on my website at http://www.donnaulisse.com Thanks so much! Donna
Oops! I am way behind on answering....LOL! Thanks Danny!
Oops! I completely missed this question and now it is too late. So sorry!