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Soundtrack


Click on Track 1 for a sneak preview of the soundtrack to WINTERS BONE.

Light In The Attic Records Musician Websites (Click each name below for their official web sites): Marideth Sisco Dickon Hinchliffe Rick Reding Dirt Road Delight Baled Green and Wired Tight for Van Colberts CD: Neilrosenbl@socket.net A note from the filmmakers: One night in below,the Missouri Ozarks several years ago, author Daniel Woodrell arranged for a group of visiting filmmakers to attend an informal picking session at a friends home. The musicians let the crew listen and videotape a few songs. Right then, it became clear that local music had to be heard in the film adaptation of Winters Bone. Two years passed before we were finally ready to begin production. In all that time the sounds of that evening, particularly the voice of Marideth Sisco, had stayed in our minds. Marideth, who also produces a radio program/podcast on Ozarks folklore, became our first point of contact for finding local musicians. This collection introduces their music, which is relatively unknown outside the region, to a wider audience. Rick Reding assembled a group of the best country music pickers he knew to perform his songs in the bar scene in Winters Bone, naming the group White River Music Company.  Champion fiddler Billy Ward, from Ricks band, also plays with Marideths group, Blackberry Winter, and is a member of Dirt Road Delight--we found Daniel Parkins song Palm Of His Hand on their website. Dickon Hinchliffe, of the British rock band Tindersticks, composed the original score cues that helped to set and sustain the mood of the film. His cues (available online) incorporated banjo, strings and other folk elements, rendered more abstractly. Dickon also wrote the instrumental Hardscrabble Elegy for the end credits, and collaborated with Marideth via email on the arrangement of Angel Band. This collection includes several songs recorded for Winters Bone but not heard (or heard briefly) in the film.  Man On The Run, The Ballad Of Jessup Dolly, and Bred and Buttered (by John Hawkes, who plays Teardrop in the film) all refer to the character whose absence drives the story of Winters Bone. Craig Klein, the pianist on the second version of Farther Along, was a dean at Missouri State University when this was recorded. Banjoist and singer Van Colbert has a solo album, Tales of the Hillbilly Thuglife, and also performs with his brothers. Sleepy Desert, featuring members of the group Baled Green and Wired Tight, was recorded live in 2009.  Bo Brown and Dennis Crider of Blackberry Winter picked this June Apple in the recording studio in one take. It has been a pleasure for us to spend so many hours with this music. We are grateful to all of the musicians and engineers for their talent, enthusiasm, and friendship.