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Mike Farris

March 5 at 8:00 pm 11:00 pm

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, out September 7 on Compass Records. 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 isn’t a “gospel” album by any means, but Farris still takes us to church on these 12 engaging tracks, including a cover of Bill Withers’ “Hope She’ll be Happier.”i

“Modern soul at its most potent and nostalgia-free” — The Nashville Scene

“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

“Country and gospel music is in dire need of some pure heartfelt soul right now. He’s like a secret weapon — he’s loaded with soul.” — Marty Stuart (Rolling Stone Country)

“With a supersized voice filled with the electricity of Saturday night and the godly grace of Sunday mornings .” — Rolling Stone Country

$25 – $30 General Admission

The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

518.465.5233

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The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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