Mike Farris

About: 

Mike Farris is a musical renaissance man. He’s toured as lead singer for the Southern Rock Band Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, and following the demise of blues & rock legend Stevie Ray Vaughn, as the lead singer for the incomparable blues band, Double Trouble. In his solo career he began to rediscover and reinterpret traditional black spiritual music by adding his own mix of vintage southern soul. For his efforts, Farris won the prestigious Americana Music Award for Best New & Emerging Artist, a Dove Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and a 2015 GRAMMY® award for Best Roots Gospel Album.

He has appeared at multiple festivals including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Merlefest, Telluride & Bonnaroo electrifying audiences with the impact of his live performance. He has contributed vocals to Patty Griffin’s GRAMMY®-winning Downtown Church project, as well as Rodney Crowell’s latest album, Tarpaper Sky. Additionally, Farris was invited to be a featured performer in 2011 at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 16th Annual American Masters concert honoring Aretha Franklin along side such acts as Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, Cissy Houston, and Ronald Isley. Most recently he performed on Austin City Limits for their inaugural “Hall of Fame Show” into which Willie Nelson and Double Trouble were inducted.

What People Are Saying: 
  • Surely, there are few artists whose persona belies their music more than Mike. Out of this diminutive, self-described southern boy comes an extraordinary soulful voice with a range, talent, and emotions that make him seem possessed.

    -Terry Stewart, President & CEO, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

  • Mike Farris has enough heart, soul, and power to light up a city. He mixes up the elements and turns them into something new, beautiful, and uniquely his own.

    — Buddy Miller

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Upcoming Events

March 23, 2018
Knoxville, TN
The Open Chord
March 24, 2018
Chattahoochee Hills, GA
Chatt Hills Music
April 10, 2018
Macon, GA
The Creek Stage at the Rookery
April 11, 2018
Decatur, GA
Eddie's Attic
April 12, 2018
Asheville, NC
Grey Eagle
April 13, 2018
Concord, NC
Cabarrus Arts Council Davis Theatre
April 14, 2018
Takoma Park, MD
Square in the Circle
April 15, 2018
Manheim, PA
The Junction Center
April 16, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA
Club Cafe
April 17, 2018
Cleveland, OH
Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
April 19, 2018
Worthington, OH
Natalie's
April 21, 2018
Nashville, TN
3rd and Lindsley
May 04, 2018
Lafayette, LA
Vermilionville Performance Center
May 06, 2018
Rockport, TX
FBC Rockport
June 03, 2018
Augusta, NJ
Michael Arnones Crawfish Fest
June 16, 2018
Buchanan, TN
Breakers Marina
June 22, 2018
Memphis, TN
Levitt Shell
June 23, 2018
Bowling Green, KY
Johnetta's Pub
July 07, 2018
Nescopek, PA
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
July 08, 2018
Nescopek, PA
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
July 14, 2018
Navarro, CA
Redwood Ramble
September 06, 2018
Buford, GA
Buford Community Center
September 08, 2018
Franklin, TN
Franklin Theatre
September 17, 2018
Penticton, BC
The Dream Cafe
September 20, 2018
Salt Spring Island, BC
PitchFork Social
September 21, 2018
Seattle, WA
The Triple Door
September 22, 2018
Victoria, BC
University Centre Farquhar Auditorium
November 08, 2018
Arlington, TX
Arlington Music Hall