Fiddler player Amy Farris dead at 40
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
– Amy Farris, 40, an Austin fiddle player, who most recently toured with Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, died this past weekend. No cause of death was cited in news reports. Farris was found at her residence in Los Angeles.
Farris played with such artists as Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Alejandro Escovedo, Ray Price and Brian Wilson. Farris performed on two Lillith Fair tours in Willis' band. Alvin produced her 2003 solo LP "Anyway."
On her Twitter page, Willis said, "My dear sweet friend Amy Farris died over the weekend. Together we weren't exactly fearless..but we did it anyway. I'm devastated."
Farris was slated to play Friday with the Guilty Women at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
CD reviews for Amy Farris
Austin fiddler Amy Farris already has an impressive resume, having recorded and toured with such notables as Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Tish Hinojosa, Alejandro Escovedo and Ray Price. With this solo debut release Farris appears ready to step out front.
Farris is at ease with many musicals styles. "Undecided" and "Hard to Say" display a jazz influence, while "My Heart's Too Easy To Break" has a bluesy feel. "Pretty Dresses" recalls the sound of Skeeter Davis' early sixties country work, and the ...