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," 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.
"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 "With a supersized voice filled with the electricity of Saturday night and the godly grace of Sunday mornings ." - Rolling Stone Country "There aren’t many current male singers who use their voices to soar, float and deliver material with the spiritual commitment of Mike Farris.." - Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter Magazine
AWARDS so far: 2008 Americana Music Association's New / Emerging Artist of the Year Award 2010 GMA Dove Award - Traditional Gospel Album of the Year for SHOUT! Live 2015 GRAMMY Award - Best Roots Gospel Album for Shine For All The People
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