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

December 15, 2017
Nashville, TN
3rd and Lindsley
January 14, 2018
Bethlehem, PA
Godfrey Daniel's
February 10, 2018
McMinnville, TN
Park Theater
February 17, 2018
Ludlow, MA
Gremio Lusitano Club
March 08, 2018
Arlington, TX
Arlington Music Hall
March 25, 2018
Chattahoochee Hills, GA
Chatt Hills Music
April 13, 2018
Concord, NC
Cabarrus Arts Council Davis Theatre
April 15, 2018
Manheim, PA
The Junction Center
April 21, 2018
Nashville, TN
3rd and Lindsley
June 03, 2018
Augusta, NJ
Michael Arnones Crawfish Fest
June 22, 2018
Memphis, TN
Levitt Shell
June 23, 2018
Bowling Green, KY
Johnetta's Pub
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