When Alejandro Escovedo asked Amy Farris to join him on tour, the young fiddler told everyone at the law office she was working at that she would never be coming back. An Austin, TX native who was classically trained on violin, Amy Farris found out early into her lessons that she was a first-rate improviser. When Escovedo heard the violinist could solo like a fierce guitar player, Farris was loaded into the van and experienced the coast-to-coast lifestyle of a rock & roller firsthand. She returned home to Austin and instantly became more involved with the city's healthy music scene. Recordings and tours with Ray Price, Tish Hinojosa, Bruce Robison, and a six-year gig in Kelly Willis' band followed. Willis' band spent two years on the Lilth Fair tour, an experience Farris loved, especially when her hero, Emmylou Harris joined the tour.