Music From Winter's Bone

If you saw last year’s Oscar-nominated Southern saga of meth and poverty, Winter’s Bone, you’ll remember it being difficult to focus on anything outside of Jennifer Lawrence’s brilliant lead performance. But the film’s soundtrack—released by local label Light in the Attic—was also a standout element. Composed of pure and traditional Ozark bluegrass, it's a more sober companion to the whooping soundtrack to 2000’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The stately tunes match the movie’s bleak drama just perfectly. Now, the original musicians who recorded the Winter’s Bone songs (and also appeared in the film) are touring the country together. The lineup includes the Missouri folk songbird Marideth Sisco and her band of guitar, bass, and banjo pickers and fiddle masters, Blackberry Winter. Ozark mountain music might not quite be a popular genre here in Seattle, but the Americana music is sure to please No Depression diehards and those seeking something a more authentic than the current faux-folk trend. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Thu., June 2, 7:30 p.m., 2011

 
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