Out of My Hands in Folk DJ chart

Congratulations to Natasha Borzilova who had two songs in the Top Ten of the May 2012 Folk DJ chart from her latest release Out of My Hands.

“Out of My Hands” by Natasha Borzilova pressed and ready for radio!

Natasha Borzilova's third solo album being released May 22, 2012

Hadley Music Group is proud to be releasing the third solo album by Natasha Borzilova titled “Out of My Hands. The album Borzilova’s most personal collection of songs yet according to this Russian singer songwriter with the song “Tiny Little Things” written for her daughter Alina, “Winter Season” inspired by her grandmother and “One Second Flat” written about the day her father, a renowned Russian physicist responsible for the clean-up of the Chernobyl disaster. Also there is the song “The World Below” written about a dark period in Borzilova’s live when she was experiencing depression. Once again she sings one song in her native Russian language; “Long Night” which is a song she co-wrote with her husband John Caldwell and Tim Buchanan and includes a traditional Russian lullaby that is woven throughout the song while her husband raps a section of the song.

The CD is being shipped to folk radio and “The World Below”and will also be included on a compilation for Triple A radio. It will also be available on Airplay Direct for DJs worldwide to download for their programs.

Below is the EPK about the making of the album with extensive interview sections from Borzilova sharing her insights into the stories behind the songs.


Hadley Music & Donna Ulisse release first Christmas music

For the first time in Ulisse’s career and the history of Hadley Music Group, Christmas music was shipped to radio this week. Ulisse penned two songs that excited us at the label so much we decided to contact her producer Keith Sewell and see if he was open to go in the studio with her and track the songs for a digital commercial release as well as a limited shipping to radio. The songs are also available on Airplay Direct for downloads by radio.

The songs are both about the biblical Christmas story of the Christ child’s birth. They are already receiving many downloads by radio and we are excited for Donna to finish writing the album and recording it for full release in 2012.

DJs who receive the CD or download the songs and want Christmas liners done, please email Kathy Anderson your script at kanderson(at)hadleymusicgroup.com by December 5, 2011 and Donna will be happy to do them and send you and mp3.

No Depression chooses to feature Ulisse video

No Depression website (formerly the roots/Americana trade magazine) recently chose Ulisse’s video performance of “Her Heart is A Stone Hard Ground” as one of their featured videos. Donna co-wrote the song with Marc Rossi and Irish singer songwriter Ben Glover.

Donna Ulisse tours Russia!

Donna Ulisse sound check in Kremlin Square in Vologda, Russia

At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Russia, Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys made their first international trip in July 2011 performing as the only American act at four bluegrass festivals in Russia. They were considered music ambassadors playing this true American art form of music in the cities and towns of Vologda, Semenkovo and Yekaterinburg. The festivals were a gift from the U.S. Embassy to the people of Russia and also featured several Russian bluegrass bands.

While there, Donna was interviewed by countless television and radio hosts and also appeared on their morning TV show. It was a whirlwind of seven days from the time they left the U.S. until the returned but the trip was a huge success. To read more about the tour from Donna’s perspective and see more photos, visit her website by clicking here.

An Easy Climb EPK released

View the new video about the making of Donna Ulisse’s new CD An Easy Climb. Video production by Craig Havighurst of  String Theory Media.

Donna Ulisse returns to Bluegrass Underground

Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys playing Bluegrass Underground at Cumberland Caverns

Donna Ulisse & her band The Poor Mountain Boys returned to appear on  the show  Bluegrass Underground on October 30, 2010 to pick some bluegrass 333 feet under the ground in the Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, Tennessee.  Also appearing on the show to a very enthusiastic audience  was Lonesome River Band.  

The show will be broadcast on WSM 650-AM on an upcoming evening before the Saturday night Grand Ole Opry show broadcast and has also just signed an agreement to be broadcast on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction channel. Check back for broadcast dates which we will post when we receive them.

Donna Ulisse plays IBMA FanFest

Donna Ulisse and her band The Poor Mountain Boys recently played a gospel set on Sunday morning, October 3, 2010 to wrap up the annual IBMA FanFest event for bluegrass music lovers and fans from all over the world. The event was held at the Nashville Convention Center and features some of the biggest names in bluegrass over a two and a half day period.