When I interviewed Nevada City native Mariee Sioux (read my story in Weekend Ticket and listen to a
podcast), I wasn't really surprised to learn that the 22-year-old singer-songwriter doesn't own an iPod.
Sioux's folk-pop music sounds like it comes from another time, so why would she be a part of the digital age?
In fact, Sioux told me she doesn't even really own any CDs - she's more of a vinyl kind of girl.
"I mainly have records," Sioux says. "But sometimes when I'm on the road, I'll listen to a CD or tape."
So, while she couldn't really answer my "what's on your iPod?" question, Sioux did share with me the four albums she's got in current, heavy rotation:
"Saturate Before Using" - Jackson Browne
"After the Gold Rush" - Neil Young
"Ladies of the Canyon" - Joni Mitchell
"Line on the Paper" - Kate Wolfe
In case you hadn't noticed, none of these albums was released before the 21st century.
"Yeah, it's mostly just all of the good, old stuff," she says.
Also on Friday: Check out Sioux's album release show (and yes, you can buy "Faces in the Rocks" on CD) at the Center for the Arts (314 W. Main St., Grass Valley). Show time is 8 p.m. and costs $15 at the door. For more info, visit the venue's Web site.