Missouri Ozarks Native Marideth Sisco is a consummate storyteller, singer and songwriter of Oscar-nominated “Winter’s Bone” fame. As a teller of tales and veteran award-winning author and journalist, she is equally at home with stories of Ozarks Culture, American History, and the hill music of America and the British Isles. Her smooth, down home delivery of tales and anecdotes tailored to each audience will have listeners laughing one minute and crying the next. She has sung and spoken to wide acclaim in public and private concert venues and before groups as diverse as libraries, churches, alumni associations, historical societies, environmental organizations, national and state park events, a wide variety of service organizations, music venues and festivals across the U.S and beyond. She was the 2018 recipient of the Quill Award from the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame.
A new program added this year and combining stories and songs is her “Front Porch Songs and stories: What We Did Before Television. Performed with folk gospel singer Mary Alexander, Marideth takes the listener from the origins of the frontier front porch and the songs sung there to the tradition’s demise at the arrival of the TV and air conditioner. Some songs and stories are iconic, some seldom heard. All are fascinating. Bookings are open through 2020. On Facebook at: Yarnspinner Media
Microphone and stand, music stand or rostrum, chair, small table, bottled water (two of each for the Front Porch program).