Grateful Beyond Words

Well, it was only a mention, but who’d a’ thunk I’d be mentioned in a glorious rag like Vanity Fair. I am so outside my territory mixing with those folks. Then the sun goes behind a cloud and I am just me again — a slightly dotty, gone-to-seed hillbilly with a voice that is somehow younger than all that, but with few pretentions  toward any real stardom. I am grateful beyond words that people still like to listen to me, and thankful that the little bulb that is my light is burning somewhat brighter just now. The truth is, I can’t help singing, so I’ll just keep at it and hope for the best, like the farmer who won the lottery. Someone asked what he planned to do with the money, and he replied, “Weil, I guess I’ll just keep farmin’  till the money runs out.”
Next week, and the week after, it’s the studio, and I’ll be singing my head off. Is it time to start taking orders for the next CD? I’ll be doing that soon.

About yarnspinnerpress

Story teller, retired journalist, author, folksinger, folklorist, gardener.
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12 Responses to Grateful Beyond Words

  1. Margaret Underwood says:

    I will sure look forward to the next CD, Marideth. I have nerved myself up to sing along with you these days…and I harmonize softly so as not to drown out your lovely voice.

    • yarnspinnerpress says:

      Things are going very well in the studio. We have 10 songs done all but the mixdown, and are shooting for another 12 this weekend. You sing right out, Margaret. Harmonies are to have fun with. And there’ll be lots of opportunities in this new CD.

  2. Susan Lumsden says:

    We loved having you and Dennis Friday night! Wasn’t that fun!! Thank you for taking the time and effort to play and sing for us. It was pure joy from this end.

    • yarnspinnerpress says:

      It was our pleasure, Susan. Dennis and I have very few opportunities to just kick back and do songs for the fun of it. These things serve to remind us why we’re in this biz.

  3. Lois Reborne says:

    Okay, I give. What does the movie clip have to do with anything?
    Great to be there for the premier of two new songs. I trust that since the sessions have an auspicious starting date – my birthday – you have have a great time in the recording studio!

    • yarnspinnerpress says:

      Mmm. Don’t remember. But it was fun trying out the new stuff, even if we really didn’t know it yet. And by the way, you ain’t heard nuthin’ yet, if I do say so myself. The latest from Sisco&Frederick is delicious. We laid down the track Sunday, and are ready to put it up on youtube as soon as we get permission for the visuals (Broadfoot and Townsend Godsey). The auspicious timing must have worked. I hope to come home with working drafts on CD Sunday next.

  4. Sandra says:

    I’m certainly going to be on the list for the CD. I sing along with you, too. You are so blessed with the gift of voice. Good luck recording!

    • yarnspinnerpress says:

      I think you’ll have fun with this new material. We’re not done but happy with results so far. We hope to have the CD ready to go in time for the tour. Stay tuned.

  5. Ernest Kolbl says:

    Dear Marideth,
    yesterday I saw Winter’s Bone in Munich, Germany.
    I fell in love with your so warm and sincere voice immediately.
    When I heard If I was a sparrow I would fly seeing also your face
    I instantly knew thats you this warm and sincere person.
    Here in Germany I’ll never be lucky to hear you in a concert,
    so I ordered the cd Winter’s Bone via amazon.
    I hope you’ll release other cds once.
    Sincerely yours Ernest

    • yarnspinnerpress says:

      Hi, Ernest. We’re working on a new CD right now, and it should be available on iTunes sometime this summer. Stay in touch. And thank you for your kind words.

  6. Karla Bean says:

    I went to the MSU silent auction last Friday night, and the Winter’s Bone set was getting some good bids. I don’t know what the final bid was, but it was just under $100 the last time I looked. I’m pretty sure you donated it, right? Cos your name was mentioned in the blurb. 🙂

    • yarnspinnerpress says:

      Yep. I put some CDs in the pot for them. Hope they did well. How’ve you been. I don’t get to see you much these days.

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