|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1968|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 2009|
Los Angeles County
Musician. A fiddler, singer, and songwriter, she is probably best remembered for her performances with the bands X and Guilty Women. Raised in the Texas capital of Austin, she worked as a legal secretary while playing and singing at local clubs. During the 1980s she met Exene Cervenka, leader of the punk-band X, and was to contribute to several of the group's recordings. While quite at home with the punk style, Amy was not restricted to one genre as over the years she was to tour and record with Ray Price, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, and others. Moving to Los Angeles in 2003, she became a regular on the West Coast "roots" music scene, releasing her solo album "Anyway" in 2004 while teaching violin and performing arranging and back-up duty for a number of groups. In 2004 she had a major role in the Brian Wilson disc "Gettin' In Over My Head" and afterwards performed with Peter Case, Greg Dulli, and others, while continuing as both vocalist and instrumentalist with X. Early in 2009 singer-songwriter Dave Alvin, whom Amy knew thru X, recruited her to be part of the all-girl group Guilty Women with them she toured and recorded until her death. Amy, who had long been afflicted with depression and insomnia, was found dead in her home, an apparent suicide. (bio by: Bob Hufford)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Oct 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42609492
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