The magical music of the Appalachians inspires people to perform spontaneous acts such as dancing ecstatically in public or placing slices of bologna in the CD trays of coworkers’ laptops. Tap your toes to homespun hootenannies with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to see the Blackberry Winter Band, featuring author and chanteuse Marideth Sisco, playing Ozark Mountain music from the film Winter’s Bone at the Beachland Ballroom on Sunday, July 3, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. All seating is general admission.
Marideth Sisco and the Blackberry Winter Band trek their Amazing Geriatric Hillbilly U.S. World Tour across the resounding mountains of Appalachia and into the renowned halls of the Beachland Ballroom, transforming the venue into a bastion of deep-rooted American music. Composed of an inspiring motley crew of seasoned virtuosos and veteran melody crafters, Marideth and the Blackberry Winter Band are best known for their music from the film Winter’s Bone and their ability to lull hummingbirds to sleep mid-flight. Mixing beloved numbers from the Oscar-nominated film with traditional Ozark anthems, Sisco and her pack of frisky tune peddlers square off like restituted Hatfields and McCoys, thwarting the highfalutin with an arsenal of mandolins, dobros, and winsome harmonies sweet enough to woo ears of all ages.