Amy Farris Memorial Show 10/21 – The Continental Club Austin, TX
DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY WOMEN, EXENE CERVENKA, KELLY WILLIS, JON DEE GRAHAM, JESSE DAYTON, DAMON BRAMBLETT and members of DEAD ROCK WEST AMONG ARTISTS PERFORMING AMY FARRIS MEMORIAL SHOW OCTOBER 21 @ THE CONTINENTAL CLUB IN AUSTIN
With the sudden and tragic death of Austin native and revered musician Amy Farris, it is announced today that friends and fellow musicians will come together for a night of music and remembrance on October 21, 2009 at Austin’s Continental Club.
The show will be opened at 9pm with a very special violin performance by some of Amy’s former students.
Amy Farris, 40, was an accomplished musician and a beloved human of light with a giant heart and 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. Among the artists Amy worked with through the years include Ray Price, Kelly Willis, Brian Wilson, Bruce Robinson, Charlie Robinson, Alejandra Escovedo, Grant Lee Phillips, Stan Ridgway, Peter Case, Greg Dulli, and many others. Amy was seen and loved by millions having 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. Hungry For Music is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire underprivileged children by bringing positive musical and creative experiences into their lives through musical instrument donations, concerts and workshops. Visit www.hungryformusic.com for more information.