Mariee Sioux and Angelica Rockne at Railyard Apothecary
Railyard Apothecary is so excited to bring this show out to the Railyard Apothecary in Burlington ♥
Bring a flower for the alter !
Angelica Rocke will be opening the evening with her voice of timeless reckoning and songs that transport you into illuminating realms of now with classic touches of the best parts of the 70’s ♥
Mariee Sioux has long been a fixture in the California folk scene, revered for her delicate fingerpicking and mystical songs that reflect her Native American heritage. Poetic mysticism and ancestral remembrance have always been deeply embedded in Mariee Sioux’s music. There is a transcendent quality in her unique expression that sometimes feels otherworldly. Her ethereal singing aches with haunting sensitivity, calling forth what is dormant within us and awakening deeply sown seeds of our inner worlds, it often moves listeners to tears. Over the past decade many people have written her to express their of profound healing experiences the music has supported them through; from births, to loved ones last breaths, moments of peace during drug withdrawals and re-connection to the self during trying times or heartbreak. There seems to be a medicinal quality to her music that is undeniable and sought after in an often destructive and disconnected age. Through her music Mariee distills the wisdom of ancestors in a way that chillingly resonates. Her songs seem to connect you instantly with the original innocence and transcendent wisdom that is inherent in each of us.
Coming from mixed races of Polish, Hungarian and Native American heritage she has always been fascinated by her ancestry and is involved in local and national indigenous activism. A highly sensitive person, Mariee was raised in the small gold mining town of Nevada City that resides on occupied Nisenan territory in Northern California. She grew up daydreaming about the old ways of her ancestors and what pre contact life for the Nisenan might have looked likeon their land, imagery that later found it’s way into her songwriting.
There is a maturity and deepening sense of self in the nature of Mariee Sioux’s recent songwriting. Her third album Grief In Exile was recorded over the spring of 2018 with her friends and Co producers Kacey Johansing and Tim Ramsey on the coast of California. It was written over 5 years of deeply profound experiences such as traveling to Standing Rock prayer camp, ancestral visions of prophecy and intense heartbreak. Grief in Exile takes listeners through the sonic tapestry of healing Mariee found in creating this music with the support of NAC ceremony and visionary plant medicines. It shares stories of deeply intimate loss and the urgency to entice the sacred work of Grief back to our lives from the exile American society has placed it in. Each song seems to contain it’s own story on the journey of loving and losing deeply and awakening to ancestral remembrance or self reclamation. The album was engineered by Tim Ramsey and mixed and mastered by sonic wizard Oz Fritz (at Ancient Waves Studios in Nevada City) who has worked on acclaimed albums with Tom Waits among many others.
Mariee Sioux is a unique channeling artist, transmitting medicinal qualities through her music unlike any other at this time. Her first album Faces in the Rocks is considered a cult classic and garnered attention from such artists as Mazzy Star, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, with whom she has both collaborated and shared the stage with. She has also opened for Joanna Newsom, Frank Black, Buffy St. Marie, Alela Diane, and Brightblack Morning Light.