Way back last summer, near the beginnings of this site, we posted some sparse and beautiful demos of songs by a Nevada City song writer named Mariee Sioux. Now almost a year later, Mariee has gone on to tour with Brightblack Morning Light and record a beautiful album of haunting, spiritual songs that frame her strong and bewitching voice in a verdant backdrop of muted strings and somber pipes. Faces In The Rocks still evokes the beautiful images of her lonesome demos but now it would appear that Mariee is not so lonesome, recording the album with her father, Gary Sobonya and acclaimed wood flautist Gentle Thunder amongst others. Mariee's gentle song-craft rolls like clouds before a rain, soft and ominous but with a promise of relief at every turn. Her album sees release via a new Nevada City based label, Grass Roots Record Co., home to Mariee, Aaron Ross, Lee Bob Watson and the captivating Family Album compilation that features all of Grass Roots' artists along with contributions from Alela Diane and Hella. The label and their artists both deserve to be watched with a keen eye in the coming months.
[MP3] Mariee Sioux -Wizard Flurry Home
[MP3] Mariee Sioux -Burried In Teeth
Bonus from Grass Roots Family Album Buy it here
[MP3] Alela Diane -Dry Grass and Shadows