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When Derrick and Amy began performing as Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl in early , their intentions were simple enough: Select a.and
There is not a true music fan out there who has not dreamed of doing exactly what Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl does on Just Like the Others : cover their favorite songs. In our minds, we love nothing more than spreading the gospel, as it were, and I'm not talking the gospel of McCartney or Springsteen or Neil Young, unless it be that undiscovered gem one finds occasionally on a long lost tape or scribbled on a music sheet hidden in some attic somewhere. The album is, front to back, packed with a handful of surprisingly good lesser known songs by the somewhat known Gillian Welch, Joanna Newsom and Tori Amos, for instance and even lesser known songs by the virtually unknown World Class Thugs, Sleepwalker, Sweetbleeders , each done with an amazingly deft touch. Amy Ross, lucky girl, blessed with pipes of a goodly range, wraps each song around her as if they were her own, giving them a fresh edge to say the least. Her phrasing breathes such life into a few that they are given not only new direction, but new meaning altogether.
I met the husband and wife musical duo at a 4th Avenue bar in Tucson, Arizona back in or The two were playing music in the bar lounge. I really enjoyed the music. Amy and Derrick always had magnificent chemistry. They always seemed happy and in love, and that came through in their music. It was impossible to walk away and not take some of that joy with you.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Comedian Doug Stanhope makes his living going into dark places and making people laugh. Even a cursory glance at his act -- which has included a lengthy reflection on helping his ailing mother commit suicide -- demonstrates that the man has little time for fear and that he can wring laughs out of the worst subjects. But in light of the news that Stanhope's neighbors, tenants, and close friends Amy and Derrick Ross, better known as Bisbee-based Americana duo Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, had passed away in the 24 hours leading up to our Tuesday, October 15, interview, we fully expected that Stanhope would postpone our interview, set up last week by his manager Brian Hennigan.
A nostalgic period of time in which our affairs prospered, our friends where true and our happiness was assured. Personally nothing reminds me more of this golden past than the beautifully morbid tale of Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl. Derrick and Amy Ross from Bisbee Arizona performed optimistic folk music to a quaint Mexican bordering town, Amy played keyboard and sang while Derrick played guitar. When Derrick and Amy began performing as Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl in early , their intentions were simple enough: Select a name that hinted at their roots in the American West and established their identity as a determinedly two-person operation. With these rather modest ambitions they slowly built up a following in the Southwest. Their name cast them as a couple of travelers, too intoxicated with the possibilities of someplace else to settle down.
They were the epicenter of a circle of friends, fellow musicians and fans that grew exponentially over the years as the band played across the state and beyond. Giannatti was inspired to create the 1st annual benefit concert last year as a way to deal with the sudden loss of Amy and Derrick. With almost 30 musicians playing between both clubs, what could have been a logistical nightmare ran like a well-oiled machine. But Derrick was always sincere in everything he did and according to Giannatti, who was present during the inception of the Bisbee Slim persona, said there was so much more to it. Most of them have clips from home recordings and audio taken from videos of NMWG and their friends.
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It seems that Amy had died from a blood infection and her partner, Derrick, killed himself a few days later. The entire drama of their demise took place in social media., We have launched a Patreon campaign to help offset the costs associated with running The Recoup. We have served you for three years, and we want to continue to do so, but we need your help!
The Sad, Beautiful Tale Of Nowhere Man And A Whiskey Girl Will Absolutely Break Your Heart
Married for 13 years and by all accounts still deeply in love, Amy played keyboard and sang while Derrick played guitar. They developed a strong following in the Southwest. When Derrick and Amy Ross began performing as Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl in early , their intentions were simple enough: Select a name that hinted at their roots in the American West and established their identity as a determinedly two-person operation. The name also cast them as a couple of wanderers, too intoxicated with the possibilities of someplace else to settle down. In that sense, the name would prove prophetic as it charted the course of the next five years of their lives.