Mountain Stage joins the music community in mourning the loss of multi-talented singer/songwriter/fiddler Amy Farris. Her credits include backing everyone from Texas luminaries Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison and Alejandro Escovedo to musical giants Ray Price and Brian Wilson. Farris performed on two Lillith Fair tours in Willis’ band and was most recently a guest on Mountain Stage along with Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women.
Amy's fiddle and vocals were a prominent part of that group. "One of the reasons I put the [Guilty Women] together was to showcase people like Amy who are incredibly talented but don't necessarily get the recognition they should," Dave Alvin said. She was also a highly regarded teacher.
The family is asking for donations, in lieu of flowers, to Hungry For Music Inc, a Maryland-based nonprofit that provides musical instruments to underprivileged children.
LA Times Obituary
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women's recent appearance on Mountain Stage can be heard in our ARCHIVES or over at NPR Music.