An Acoustic Evening with Mike Farris
3rd and Lindsley
Sat, May 23 8:00 pm
As the lead singer of Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies during the Nineties, Mike Farris fell victim to the excesses of a rock & roll lifestyle, having been a drug addict and alcoholic since he was a teenager. Eventually, he shifted gears into soul music and committed himself to getting sober. It worked: in 2015, he scooped up the GRAMMY for Best Roots Gospel Album for Shine for All the People. His latest album, Silver & Stone, finds Farris returning to his soul, R&B and rock roots, with a collection of songs aided in the studio by legendary drummer Gene Chrisman, Reese Wymans (Double Trouble), Doug Lancio (Patti Griffin) and Joe Bonamassa, among others. The album’s 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.