Thursday, 7 July 2011

Donna Ulisse prepares to leave for Russia

Following the EBB report of 23 May 2011, bluegrass singer/songwriter Donna Ulisse (USA) and her band, the Poor Mountain Boys, will begin their first international trip on Sunday 10 July 2011, when they leave for four festival dates in Russia.

They will play at the Second Annual Russian Bluegrass Festival at the Kremlin in the city and cultural centre of Vologda on 12 July, and in the folk village of Semenkovo on 13 July. On 15-16 July they will play two festival dates in the industrial city of Yekaterinburg, in what is believed to be the first bluegrass performance in the Urals region. The trip is organised by the US consulates general in St Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, and several Russian bluegrass bands will also be performing.

Ulisse released her fourth album, An easy climb, last month; it is currently #12 on the Euro-Americana chart which reflects airplay in several European countries. A tour in Europe for 2012 is being planned. A video of a song from her new release can be seen here.