Donna Ulisse will return to The Strand Theater in Moundsville, WV on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 and perform her landmark Christmas CD All The Way to Bethlehem. She wrote all of the album and tells the story of the birth of Christ from the perspective of all of the characters in the greatest story ever told. After the intermission, she will return to the stage and perform some of her bluegrass hits. Advance tickets are available through Jerry Andrews at 304-281-5776 and are available at the door for $10.00, $5.00/Ages 5-12, Free Admission for Children under 5. Ulisse is a key figure in the bluegrass, folk and acoustic music scene as a singer and songwriter. Her co-written single “It Could Have Been The Mandolin” topped the Bluegrass Unlimited chart at #1 for two months in a row in 2016. She also was named 2016 IBMA Songwriter of the Year. Her eleventh album “Breakin’ Easy” was released September 22, 2017 by Mountain Home Music Company and was produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson.
As a songwriter she has had songs recorded by bluegrass artists Claire Lynch, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Doyle Lawson, Larry Stephenson Band and many more..Her song “Butler Brothers” was on the 2014 Grammy winning album Streets of Baltimore by the Del McCoury Band, and she also co-wrote the Volume Five hit “I Am A Drifter” which won IBMA Song of the Year for 2017. She authored the book The Songwriter in Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process and is a sought after songwriting instructor at workshops across the country when she is not touring with her band performing at festivals and concerts with her band.
Also appearing on stage on Dec. 2 is Crandall Creek. Crandall Creek is a bluegrass band made up of talent from the local area. Lilli Gadd is featured on the upright bass and vocals. Wyatt Kidd plays fiddle, banjo, guitar and anything else you can stretch a string between. Bob Meade and Jerry Andrews are featured on guitar and vocals. Doug Baker will delight you with his guitar. This will be the band's third time performing on the stage of the Strand Theatre.
Proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction items will be given to Feeding Body and Soul Community Kitchen. As all of our previous concerts, nonperishable food donations will be collected at the door.We would like to thank all of our sponsors and the community for your continued support.