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.
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.