So from your report, I gathered SXSW is probably more about "the gathering of the sheep" to frolic than finding the new Bob Dylan.
This is so hard to put into words, but on a trip from Nashville to Arizona, I happened to wander into a farmer's market in some small AZ town and there under the shade of a big tree sat Amy at the piano, I sat down and was instantly taken with her voice, her spirit and I was in the music business at the time so I approached her and ask questions about the music she wrote and performed.. that's when she told me about Derrick, not long after that he arrived and uncased his guitar and joined Amy under the big tree. I thought then what a wonderful couple, so in love and their music showed all that love and beautiful spirit they both possessed. Tears are filling my eyes as I type this.. you only meet a few along life's path that touch you like these two touched my soul. I will always remember them and the sweetness that surrounded them... I don't know any of their relatives at all, but if any related read this, I want you to know I wish you peace, comfort from the pain of this horrific loss. Amy always sent me emails keeping me updated on their gigs and shows they played, also on the new music they made. I would have never dreamed this could happen but I'm cruelly reminded what suffering there is in this life. One last thing, Amy and Derrick let me know quickly they wanted to do their music their way and really wasn't interested in chasing the latest trends, moving away from AZ and chasing the brass ring, I always had such respect for them and their courage to stay true to what they did. I was in a position in the music business to have helped them possibly land a record deal with the label I worked for at the time. I'll end with what I said earlier, you only meet an Amy and Derrick Ross once if you're lucky in a lifetime. Safe travels to you both as you streak across the sky towards that peaceful place where you can once again make the sounds of beautiful music and hold each other
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