The Larry Stephenson Band recently included “Come To Jesus Moment” on their bluegrass gospel release Pull Your Savior In. The album has received very favorable reviews and is getting heavy airplay on bluegrass and gospel stations.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver also included the song “Wilma Walker” on their current release In Session.
Each year in late September, the International Bluegrass Music Association hosts an annual conference ending with the annual awards show. The event has been held in Raleigh, NC for the past two year. Donna was there in full force as an official showcase artist but she also did many other things.
Bluegrass Today’s David Morris interviewed her about her book on songwriting. You can watch the video here.
Donna and her band The Poor Mountain Boys also did a master class at a local middle school. Enjoy a short video clip of them teaching here.
On Friday evening, Donna and The Poor Mountain Boys were part of the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, doing a show on a street stage in downtown Raleigh to a large and enthusiastic crowd.
There was also an interview with the local ABC affiliate about women in bluegrass as well as a songwriting workshop with several other bluegrass songwriters. Ulisse also had a booth all week in the exhibit hall where she took time to meet and greet folks.
Natasha Borzilova was recently back in the Boston area for three shows with Canadian folk singer songwriter NancyBeaudette. One of the shows included a fundraiser for Sock For Siberia which is one of Borzilova’s favorite charities. They send much needed items to orphanages in Siberia.
For the third year in a row, she is nominated for Songwriter of the Year along with Becky Buller, Jerry Salley, Tim Stafford, and Mark “Brink” Brinkman.
Her recording of “Wait a Little Longer Please Jesus” is also nominated as Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year.
The awards will be held in Raleigh, NC in late September.
For the fifth year in a row, Ulisse was invited to perform in the Nashville Convention Center at the annual CMA Music Fest. Her performance was on the popular WSM-Durango stage to a great crowd. The performance was also broadcast live on WSM 650-AM and streamed live globally by the station.
Her show featured many of the tunes on the “Showin’ My Roots” album.
After her performance, her fans waited patiently for a meet and greet, photos and autographs.
Singer songwriter Natasha Borzilova has been busy at work creating her fourth solo project for Hadley Music Group. The concept for this album is playing nearly all of the instruments, borrowed from many friends, and learning to play them for the record. Once again the album will feature all original songs by Natasha with the exception of the tune “Oysters” written by Tori Amos.
A release date of spring 2015 is the target.