It’s lovely to read about someone’s appreciation of Winter’s Bone and the soundtrack.
This from The Spectator Arts Blog; … “Folk music has always provided an outlet for singing through pain, celebrating the good times and knitting together a sense of shared life. The extraordinary Marideth Sisco’s music forms the heart of this collection. Fittingly for a film that trains a lens on the life of women in this rural world, her voice permeates the story. The success of both the film and its soundtrack seem to have thrown the ‘veteran journalist, teacher, author, musician, student of folklore…
I went and read the whole review … “not a note wrong on the whole disc” … WOW!! I think he liked it! 🙂 — I can only imagine how gratifying it must feel, Marideth, to be recognized at this level for something you’ve done all your life, that’s been a part of who you are, enjoyed and honored by a lucky few who got to hear and see you — not everyone gets to this place in life. I’m glad you have.
Gratifying is too small a word, Marcie. I am blessed beyond measure. And it just keeps going. I’m headed back on the train today with a briefcase full of stuff that needs to be done yesterday, and plans that may well keep this whole thing going for quite a while longer. We hit the studio April 7 to start a new album, and will be doing some regional shows in May to rehearse for a tour nationwide. Who’d a’ thunk it?
Beautiful review, Marideth! Wow! And very true.
Reviews don’t come much better than that! I’ve watched the movie three times and right away ordered the DVD and the CD. Pay-per-view provided me with the movie, so I could rewind and listen to the beautiful music time after time after time. Then I went on a frantic search for the CD. What a gift to have such a voice, Marideth. The first time I saw you singing in the movie, I wanted to be in that room so badly! Wishing you all the best.
Thanks, Sandra. I’ve seen the film 23 times now, and it never gets old. It’s like looking into a window on the past. The songs are just one strand of the fabric, to mix metaphors shamelessly. I’m so proud to have been a part of it.