Wednesday, September 30, 2009

R.I.P. AMY FARRIS

AMY FARRIS: A GUILTY WOMAN
I just learned that Austin fiddler Amy Farris died over the weekend.

I just saw her in August playing with Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women at the Santa Fe Brewing Company, where I snapped this photo. She was a wonderful musician.

A brief in the Austin Statesman blog is HERE.

UPDATE:
Still no word on cause of death. The Yep-Roc site says she'd suffered a long illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to send a donation in her honor to Hungry For Music, Inc, a nonprofit effort to provide musical instruments to underprivileged children with a hunger to play.

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