Acorn Concert Series: Mike Farris
September 14, 2019 –
Mike Farris & The Blues Project
The Acorn Concert Series is back for 2019. On summer Saturdays, enjoy family-friendly evenings at Gabis Arboretum while listening to a variety of musical artists, sipping cold drinks and savoring food from local vendors. Don't forget your lawn chair!
Gates open at 6:30 pm, Concerts start at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 week of
Series ticket: $60 member/$70 non member
Coming off of an incredible GRAMMY win for 2015s 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 peoples heads spin, and a soulful vocal delivery reminiscent of Sam Cooke or Otis Redding. SILVER & STONE isnt 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 Shell be Happier.