Sunday, November 6, 2016

Freak Farmers Market Accident Claims Leg of The Trishas' Savannah Welch

The Trishas - Savannah Welch is in front
That Nashville Sound sends thoughts and prayers to The Trishas member Savannah Welch who has lost a leg after a freak accident at a farmer's market in Wimberly, Texas.  The details and the cause of the accident are still under investigation, but The Trishas post on their website clearly outlines a scary and devastating accident:
"Wednesday afternoon, November 2nd, Savannah Welch was hit by a vehicle at the Wimberley Farmers Market. She was accompanied by her father, Kevin, and four-year old son, Charlie, neither of whom were injured. Savannah was Star Flighted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin where it was determined the impact injury sustained to her right leg was beyond repair resulting in amp...utation. She is currently recuperating well and in good spirit surrounded by her family and friends.
Savannah is an actress, known for her roles in many local films including Boyhood and Tree of Life, as well as being a member of the Texas-based band, The Trishas. The outpouring of love and support from the community and beyond has sustained her and her family through this difficult time. She is a blessing and a living miracle to all those in her life. Once we have more information on our needs, details on how to help will follow next week."
Savannah Welch was born in Nashville, TN to acclaimed recording artist and songwriter, Kevin Welch. She began adopting Austin as her hometown at the young age of 15 and moved there not long after. Pursuing a career in film, she attended UT for a year, then promptly quit school to work in the music industry and begin acting - bigger roles in smaller movies, smaller roles in bigger movies - although she’s spent time in Los Angeles, she still calls Austin home.

An all-girl alt-country group from Austin, Texas, the Trishas (Savannah Welch, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee, and Jamie Wilson) first performed together as a one-off act as part of a MusicFest tribute to Kevin Welch (Savannah's father) in Steamboat, Colorado in 2009. Encouraged by the reception they received, they officially joined forces. All four had been around the block in the music business, though: Mickwee, a mandolinist, had been a part of the duo Jed & Kelly; Wilson had been a member of the Gougers, a popular Austin-area band; Foster, a skilled harmonica player, was part of the duo Liz & Lincoln and had spent years touring as part of a Motown revue; and Welch, although she primarily pursued acting, had grown up singing with her father and brother. An EP, They Call Us the Trishas, appeared in 2010, followed by a full-length debut, High, Wide and Handsome, in 2012.

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