Grammy Award-Winner Mike Farris Featured Today On NPR World Cafe Live

Grammy  Award-Winner Mike Farris Featured Today On NPR World Cafe Live

Mike Farris' recent session with NPR World Cafe Live will air today on over 200 NPR affiliates nationwide. Performing new songs from his acclaimed album, SILVER & STONE. In the session, Farris talks about the album, why he wrote a song for Mavis Staples and covered Sam Cooke, kicking things off with a live recording of his single, "Snap Your Fingers." For a list of local affiliates and air times, go to WorldCafe.NPR.org.

Stream Mike Farris' episode now at NPR World Cafe

Coming off of an incredible GRAMMY win for 2015's SHINE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE (Best Roots Gospel album), Nashville rocker Mike Farris keeps it earthy and personal on SILVER & STONE. The title refers to his wife, Julie's wedding ring, and the album is a celebration of their 23 years of marriage and her steadfastness in sticking by him through his years struggling with addiction and alcoholism. Now sober for 7 years, Farris has the energy and conviction of a man saved, a stack of anecdotes and life experiences that would make most people's heads spin, and a soulful vocal delivery reminiscent of Sam Cooke or Otis Redding.

SILVER & STONE finds Farris imbuing his songs with a vibey, lighthearted feel, returning to his roots as a rocker and soul singer. The album weaves through the traditions of American music the way that Tennessee born and bred Farris has done expertly throughout his 25-year career, starting with his major label band, Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies.

Farris will be performing a showcase at AmericanaFestUK on January 30th in London, England and has announced upcoming shows in the Carolinas.

TOUR DATES:
Jan 26 - Allentown, PA - Leigh River Blues Jam
Jan 30 - London, United Kingdom - AmericanaFest UK Showcase
Feb 28 - Wilkesboro, NC - Walker Theatre
Mar 1 - Newberry, SC - Newberry Opera House
Mar 2 - Garner, NC - Garner Performing Arts Center

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