by Dan Gibson
Tragic and troubling news from Bisbee over the last two days, as Amy and Derrick Ross, known to local music fans as Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, have both died.
Monday, Amy Ross, who had significant health issues, including suffering from lupus and needing kidney dialysis, died in a Tucson hospital, prior to heart surgery related to an infection. Strangely, the news was delivered via a post on her Facebook page:
This morning, in news we've unfortunately confirmed with Bisbee police, Amy's page announced that Derrick committed suicide:
The two were incredibly talented and dedicated musicians and both will be missed.
It's a rough listen, especially considering how things turned out, but Derrick was a guest on Doug Stanhope's podcast last week, discussing Amy's illness.
More information as we get it.
UPDATE: Mel Mason is organizing an event to celebrate the couple and their music at 7 pm tonight at Delectables. More information can be found on Facebook.
UPDATE: According to a post retweeted by Doug Stanhope, a friend of the couple, there's a gathering tonight at the Bisbee Grand at 6 PM.
Friends of @nmwg , 6 PM Bisbee Grand tonight. @hdfatty @DougStanhope pic.twitter.com/WAalLisDoA
— Gretchen Baer (@gretchenbaer) October 15, 2013