Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Amy Farris Memorial Show set for Oct. 21 at the Continental Club in Austin

With the sudden and tragic death of Austin native and revered musician Amy Farris last month, friends and fellow musicians of the beloved fiddle player plan to come together for a night of music and remembrance set for Oct. 21 at Austin’s Continental Club. The lineup is as follows:

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Kelly Willis
Exene Cervenka
John Dee Graham
Jesse Dayton
Damon Bramblett

The show will begin at 9 p.m. with a very special violin performance
by some of Amy’s former students.

Amy Farris, 40, was an accomplished musician, a beloved human of light and a giant heart with sparkling eyes, packed into a pint-sized frame. An Austin native, Amy moved to Los Angeles to expand her music career and talent for playing violin, viola, cello, mandolin and some of the sweetest vocal harmonies ever recorded. Artists Amy worked with include Ray Price, Kelly Willis, Brian Wilson, Bruce Robinson, Charlie Robinson, Alejandra Escovedo, Stan Ridgway, Peter Case, Greg Dulli, and many others. Amy was seen and loved by millions; she performed on Late Night with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, The Grand Old Opry and Austin City Limits. Most recently, Amy recorded and was touring the United States as one of Dave Alvin’s Guilty Women.

Cover for the show is a suggested donation of $10, with all proceeds going to Amy’s charity of choice, Hungry For Music, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire underprivileged children by bringing positive musical and creative experiences into their lives through instrument donations, concerts and workshops.

For more information, please contact Courtney Mabeus at Yep Roc Records at
courtney@yeproc.com or visit Dave Alvin's Web site.

In addition to this event, plans are being made for another memorial in Los Angeles Nov. 8th at McCabes. Details will follow soon.

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