Vine Street's 2014 music series, To Not Be Silent kicks-off with a bang on February 2 as we welcome critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Mike Farris.
The 2008 recipient of the Americana Music Association's New and Emerging Artist award, Farris's music blends roots-gospel with the sounds of New Orleans, Stax, and the blues. His soulful voice and energetic live performances (often backed by the 9-piece Roseland Rhythm Revue) have cemented his spot as a favorite among concert-goers, music critics, and fellow musicians.
Farris has recorded with the likes of Patty Griffin, Sam Bush, and the McCrary Sisters, and has appeared on Nashville's Music City Roots and PBS's Austin City Limits. His 2009 album, SHOUT! Live, earned him a Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year.
Join us on Sunday, February 2 at 9:30 a.m. as Mike discusses his career and unique blend of music during our adult education hour. We all look forward to his gift of music during our 10:45 a.m. worship service that morning.
The series will continue with Andra Moran on March 2 and Erin Enderlin on April 6 before wrapping up on the first Sunday in May.
Here are three videos for a taste of Mike: