SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A young Springfield musician recorded an album covering songs written by some of the Ozarks most memorable including Loretta Lynn and the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
“My name is Abbey Waterworth. I’m 20. Well, I do all kinds of things but right now I’m focusing on going to school and being a musician. It’s kind of my passion.
I’ve been performing I guess since I was 7. That was the first time I ever sang on stage. It’s just kind of something that’s been part of my whole life I guess.
I came up with the idea of recording songs that were written in Springfield. You know I’ve lived here my whole life and I’ve really been influenced by people that made music around here and was kind of surprised at how much music was made here that people didn’t pay that much attention to anymore or kind of like, never paid attention to.
Most of the musicians we got to play on Rose Bridge were people we knew or that I knew or that Nick knew or that some of our other friends that were helping us knew. Some people we just ran into.
A lot of our choices were natural choices because it’s like, who do you get to play violin in Springfield and you think, of course, Molly.
I want to create without starving. That’s my goal. My goal is to make a living off of your creation. Off of your art.
Playing music is really fun. Fame and fortune, I don’t think that that’s near as much as a drive for me as just like being able to survive off of the art that I create.”
Abbey says she has to more musical projects in the works that will appear in the upcoming documentary called “Songs of Unsung America.”
The film will spotlight the rich history of Springfield’s music throughout the ages.
You can purchase Abbey’s CD titled Rose Bridge for download on Amazon, CD Baby, or pick one up at one of her local performances for $10. Find her performance schedule on Facebook at Abbey Waterworth Music which includes a show at Galloway Station next Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.