P.O. Box 434
West Plains, MO 65775
Is the song “I Wish I Was A Little Sparrow” available for purchase?
I absolutely love the soundtrack from Winter’s Bone but it’s missing this song.
I’ve been playing it day after day after day. ♥
dear mrs. sisco,
I have been trying to send you my paper but I don’t know if you have got it. Could you please let me know if you have recieved it.
Thanks so much for your beautiful music–a ray of hope in that harrowing film. My family on my dad’s side has lived in the Ozarks for several generations, and one of their most memorable stories is of the 13 Anderson kids, who, because their mom had died and their dad (my great grandpa) was good-for-nothing, built a house for themselves on a hillside, and it’s still standing. That film reminded me of the good that can survive, and I immediately bought it for my mom, my aunt, and my sister.
Didn’t you use to teach music at the local school? I went to Carmichael. Did you ever teach there. (I used poor grammer when writing this, just to keep the authenticity – lol).
Nope. I worked for The Quill as a reporter off and on for 20 years. That’s where you remember me from. Either that or you’re thinking about Marietta Derra, whom people used to confuse with me before she lost all that weight.
In answer to a recent post.. Play for us in Seattle! Place of choice would be the Tractor Tavern in Seattle Wa.
All booking info is at this link http://tractortavern.com/booking.asp.
I’ll pass this along to the agent, too. I know we’re coming to Seattle, but we haven’t heard anything about the venue yet. I’ll keep you posted.
Hello Miss Sisco,
I just finished watching the Movie…Winters Bone of course…and was amazed by your pure and perfect voice. Thank you !! I had to write to tell you that when I was young I listened to Maybelle Carter, ( Will the Circle Be Unbroken) and many more. You are a star! May God Bless you and your Band….and may you continue to impress, for many years to come.
YEEEE HAWWWWWWW for Bluegrass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amen to that, sister. Thanks for your kind words.
Hearing you in a movie theater in far away Paris, made my old American roots just tingle. Thanks for being the voice of so many and so much.
I am so glad to have met you and the gang at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. It was a wonderful concert and a real pleasure to have spoken with you, albeit briefly. I am terribly glad you will be getting home soon. If you continue to come around from time to time, I promise we will keep coming to see you!
Mrs. Sisco, I just wanted to thank you for what you do. I just watched Winter’s Bone and your singing has such a rare depth of feeling, it truly moved me (not an easy feat, mind you). Once again, I’m thankful for your craft and talent.
I just listened to Blackberry Winter and then listened to it again. Your voice is how I imagine an angel singing. The songs are so deeply spiritual and say so much about the life we are living today, the meaning of our experiences, and our feelings. It’s a very lovely album, the band and your singing are just extraordinary. Thank you.
I hope the interviews you were doing on your next project are going well and that you are in good health.
Signe Waller Foxworth
Thanks for your very kind words. It was an honor to meet you and spend time with you. Often when we think of people singled out by tragedy, they become iconic figures whose concerns are so far beyond ours that we can’t relate. Your warmth and human-ness were a great lesson to me, that people become iconic when they survive and are deepened by their experience, not because they are set apart. Thanks again for your kindness and openness in taking me into your house and sharing with me what must have been a shattering experience. It is a privilege to know you.
Hi there, I too watched Winters Bone last night here in Perth W Australia, good movie but fantastic music from Marideth & colleagues. Such a lovely voice this lady has, not many like her left I fear. Will be hounding my local music store for CD’s. We dont hear enough music like this any more – well done Merideth. Kind regards: Lyne
PS. ignore the UK detail on my email address, I dont know why its set up like that but it is !! L
I now am familiar with you because of Winter’s Bone. I have seen this movie just recently, and was deeply moved by it. Your music added the perfect finishing touch, to complete what was a powerful masterpiece in both music and film. You are a truly beautiful person. Keep doing what you are doing. One day, I would love to come visit your region of the world where you live…the Ozarks! I am from the Detroit, MI area, and have traveled extensively; but never to southern Missouri or northen Arkansas. I am just so fascinated with this region because of that movie!!!
Love to all!!!
I hope someone is monitoring this site. I got an email that says it’s from Marideth Sisco and has the correct email address but it’s obviously one of those hoaxes. Someone hacked your contact list from your website and sent this to everyone:
From Marideth Sisco
Good Day, I hope you get this on time ?
This message is coming to you with great depression due to my state of discomfort. I came down here to KIEV, UKRAINE with my family for a short vacation but unfortunately, we were mugged and robbed at the park of the hotel where we stayed. All cash, credit cards and cell phones were stolen away including some valuable items, but luckily for us we still have our lives and passports. It was a terrible experience but the good thing is that they didn’t hurt anyone.
The Embassy and Police have failed to be effective in this matter, besides paper work would cost us days we can’t afford. Our return flight leaves in less than 12hrs from now but we are having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let us leave until we settle the bills. Please I need your financial assistance so we can pay off the hotel bills and also get a return tickets back home. Can you help us out? I’ll refund the money as soon as we get back home. Get back to me immediately to let you know the easiest way to get the fund to us.
We are depressed at the moment.
Some of my hats;
Blackberry Winter Band,
Juneapple Records, Director of A&R
PO Box 434, West Plains, MO 65775
Deborah. Thank you. It was hacked but all is well now. Marideth is not in Kiev, but safe and sound in the USA.
Her lovely assistant, Sarah
I just listened to another great performance by you on KSMU and I wanted to tell you to keep up the good work. I thoroughly enjoyed this and prior programs, and I was moved to let you to know!
I wanted to tell you that I love your voice and music. Even my little kiddos like to here your voice. I have been singing the Hush a bye song to them at night. I dont know why, but I had to say thank you for your talent.
Thank you, Janelle. It’s always good to hear the music is helping.
Hi, my name is Michelle Werther from Protem, MO and I am a member of the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks and the Ozark Heritage Garden club in Theodosia, MO we are getting ready to work on programs and would love to know your schedule so we can come hear you or invite you to come speak to us. I am interested in a schedule of your appearances and possibly booking you as a speaker. Any information will be great!
Hello Miss Marideth, My name is Lance Fallin, I am a grandson of Maggie Pearl (Lilly) Fallin & George Minor Fallin Jr. from Success and Corning areas of Clay County Arkansas (not me, but them). I still have some cousins over in Neelyville. I live up in the KC area for now (most of my life was out west in Arizona & New Mexico but I have deep Missouri & Arkansas roots)
My grandma had a sister who married a Al Sisco, I’m just wondering if we are related somehow?
Other than that, wow, I’m glad I searched on the “interwebs” for Vada Sisco and found your site here. Very interesting… I’ll poke around now and see what all the buzz is about. It looks like VERY interesting material (I like history & culture and stories about people overcoming great hardships in life).
Well, gimme a holler when you can or if ya take a shine to (I used to talk like that when I was a kid haha)
Listened to October 7th KSMU radio essay. What a comfort! A great storyteller. It was as if I was there with you during your gardening trips and winter using the base board heat. Thank you for bringing comfort and joy! Thank you.
my name is Sally Jane Hinson . You sold me bubble gum in butter field.
In 1963, my mother , Nadine Hinson and Everett walden took my brother and I to Walla Walla wa. Having been a fan if yours I was wondering if in the next two weeks we could meet. I am coming to Cassiville to see sister Mary , Lana and Rayma. Sallyj.sundin@gmail. Com 541-377-0020
Warmly, Sally Sundin
I have read everything of Daniel woodrell
Hey, Sally. You still coming to Missouri now and then. If so, give me a holler.
Hello from Nova Scotia, Canada. My partner and I watched the movie Winters Bone last evening. The music reminded me of kitchen parties in small rural communities of Newfoundland many years ago. However, your magical voice reached inside me, touched my heart and soul, and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for being you!
Thank you so much. At the risk of shameless self promotion, I must mention a new album just out that I think is the best I’ve ever done. It’s called Empty Doors and is available digitally on Bandcamp.com or autographed CD from our store at https://squareup.com/market/yarnspinner-media Thanks again.
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