Sunday, October 04, 2009

Remembering Amy Farris

Amy Farris was a jack of all instruments, teacher of many, fine arranger and committed Texan, though she lived the last years of her life in California. Word comes that she has died. Recently she had been touring with Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, and several years ago put out an interesting and eclectic solo album called Anyway.

Here she is playing with Kelly Willis

I remember Amy best from her days in Austin, playing fiddle with Tish Hinojosa as dancers swirled across the floor at The Broken Spoke, being what Bruce Robison jokingly called the musical quarter back for Bruce and his wife Kelly Willis at the Cactus so many nights, backing up Kelly on a hot summer evening outdoors at Stubbs’ with the scent of Texas barbecue in the air, playing a Christmas season concert with Bruce and Kelly at Hyde Park Methodist Church with holiday decorations and evergreens for backdrop.

Playing fiddle in the heavenly choir now, Amy. Not forgotten you.

you may also want to see
Tish Hinojosa: Our Little Planet

listening to Christmas

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Blogger Unknown said...

She seems too young to be gone.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Meredith Resnick said...

How terribly sad. I agree with Jackie (Bike Lady)...too young and vibrant.

11:21 PM  

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