Known first as the frontman for the critic darlings Screaming Cheetah Willies, Mike Farris has made a name for himself with his passionately-crafted brand of blue eyed soul which includes elements of blues, roots and gospel. It makes for an addictive combination that earned Farris a Grammy award in 2015 for Best Roots/Gospel Album, to follow his 2008 Americana Music Award for best new artist. With a new album out, Silver & Stone, released on Compass Records, Farris continues to wow with his soulful vocals, observant originals and interpretations of soul classics. Farris tours in both solo and band configurations and his renowned Christmas show is stocking-stuffed with so much holiday soul……he’s guaranteed to make the nice list.
“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