Amy Farris Memorial Show set for November 8 at McCabe’s in Santa Monica
(Photo by Amos Perrine, Mt. Stage, July 26, 2009)
Amy Farris Memorial Show set for Nov. 8 at McCabe’s in Santa Monica
Show to feature Dave Alvin, Stan Ridgway, Peter Case and I See Hawks
Following the sudden death of Austin native and revered musician Amy Farris in September, friends and fellow musicians will come together for a night of music and remembrance on November 8, 2009 at McCabes in Santa Monica, CA. Dave Alvin, Stan Ridgway, Peter Case, I See Hawks in L.A. will perform with more artists to be announced.
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 Robison, Charlie Robison, Alejandro 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.
Organizers encourage attendees to bring a favorite photo, item or note to post on the memorial bulletin board for viewing. Items left will be put into a scrapbook for Amy’s family.
For more information, please contact Courtney Mabeus at Yep Roc Records at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Dave Alvin’s Web site.