Mike Farris and the Fortunate Few
Coming off of an incredible Grammy Award-win for 2015’s “Shine for all the People” (Best Roots Gospel album), Nashville rocker Mike Farris keeps it earthy and personal on “Silver and Stone,” released in 2018. The title refers to his wife’s 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 10 years, Farris has the energy and conviction of a man saved, with a stack of anecdotes and life experiences that would make most people’s heads spin. His soulful vocal delivery is reminiscent of Sam Cooke or Otis Redding.
Farris’ sound isn’t “gospel” by any means, but Farris still takes us to church with his music—imbuing his songs with a vibey, lighthearted feel, returning to his roots as a rocker and soul singer.
If you go: Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30
$19 | $26 | $33 (plus fees and tax)