Hard Cry Moon has been receiving high praise as Ulisse has returned to recording nearly all original material once again. After a brief detour with 2013's Showin' My Roots, which consisted of mainly classic country and bluegrass covers that had influenced her, the four-time IBMA songwriter of the year nominee (with songs recorded by Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Claire Lynch, Larry Stephenson Band and more) is back with another superb collection of originals that demonstrate her gift for believable narrative, finely wrought detail and genuine emotion. When she wraps her warm, rich voice around these songs, you know they're real to her.
Hard Cry Moon jumped to #1 on the Roots Music Report bluegrass chart just three weeks after being released and #3 on the Euro-Americana (European) chart where she has always been a favorite since her traditional country release on Atlantic Records in the early 1990s. With Hard Cry Moon, Donna Ulisse offers more proof that, whether she is interpreting the work of others or her own compositions, she has earned her spot as one of bluegrass music's most captivating artists.
The album is her ninth release on the Hadley Music Group label since 2007. It is available on Amazon.com, CDBaby, iTunes, County Sales and numerous other digital sites.
Tune in and listen to Donna Ulisse on "Track by Track" on the following dates and times:
Wednesday-January 20, 2016: 11:00 a.m. EST, Thursday-January 21, 2016: 9:00 p.m. EST, Saturday-January 23, 2016: 8:00 a.m. EST, Sunday-January 24, 2016: 12:00 noon EST