Marideth Sisco is now booking speaking engagements
Winter, Spring and Summer 2014.
Noted singer and storyteller Marideth Sisco, whose music was the backbone of the Oscar-nominated film Winter’s Bone, would love to share her songs and/or stories at your event. Marideth’s down-home tales, from comic to poignant and insightful, of the Missouri Ozarks of yesterday will enchant your audience. Sisco has performed for audiences as diverse as alumni associations, historical societies, environmental organizations, libraries, museums and film and music festivals. Each presentation is tailored to the needs and interests of the individual audience. And every audience comes away inspired as well as entertained. She’ll make your day – and your event.
Just back from Springfield, where I spent a couple days working on music for a soundtrack to a newly completed documentary film by Debra Granik. No details until it’s released, but having a great time doing music to order for this stunningly creative director and her team. I have the best job in the world.
It’s also a tremendous relief from spending all my time tending to myself and thinking about nothing but cancer and cancer treatment and cancer drugs and stage of recovery and, well, you can imagine. I haven’t been that self-involved since I was a 20-something and still knew everything. Short version: Ick.
Anyway, I’m officially back to the fun stuff, even tho I’m not quite yet up to speed. And so, so grateful for the folks who helped me get here. I owe them so very big.
First off, thanks for the tremendous response we got to our first audio clip from the new album. We decided to put up another short clip of one of our other faces from the new album. As I’ve said to other friends, I’m so proud of this new work I could just pop. The level of musicianship almost makes me forget to sing because I so want to just stand back and listen to these pals o’ mine. Don’t hold back. Tell me what you think.
Wings – a different take on Blackberry Winter Bands usual sound – this time with all three women singing leads and harmonies. Bassist Tedi May starts it out. Women’s music fans may remember this one as the lovely iconic Teresa Trull hit with Barbara Higbie and Chris Williamson.
Still Standing – Blackberry Winter Band’s new CD, available soon.
THE JOURNEY TO a far country is come and gone, and I’m back to a quiet office, with the little bidgets and squeaks of activity at our two desks almost muffled by the deep freeze in the hall that guards the best of the garden and an imaginative collection of various foodstuffs. The harvest is in, in which I had so little part while away, but am enjoying so much now. Of particular pleasure is the once a year overabundance of basil pesto, which is what puts the little donut-shaped tortellini (called by some Venus’s belly button) up into the category where it deserves the latter name. And of course, there’s still the heap on the kitchen counter of odd sort-of-pumpkin-like squash that came curling up out of the compost in the spring and strewed its star-crossed fruits all the way from the arbor to the corn patch. We think they’re a cross between butternuts and buttercups, which last year grew together on the same fence. They’re frankly not big enough to have dallied with the behemoth Cushaws across the way. So now we’re stuck with calling them ButterButters, or Nutcups. Any thoughts?