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Grammy winner Farris to make tour stop at Mars Theatre
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Mike Farris has fronted the Screaming Cheetah Wheelies and Double Trouble, the backing band for the late Stevie Ray Vaughn. He will play later this month at the Mars Theatre. - photo by Photo provided

Grammy winner Mike Farris will take the stage at the Mars Theatre.

The show will be Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. and tickets are $30. Visit to purchase tickets or for more information.

Farris is a musical renaissance man. He’s toured as lead singer for the Southern Rock Band Screaming Cheetah Wheelies and following the demise of blues and rock legend Stevie Ray Vaughn, as the lead singer for the incomparable blues band, Double Trouble. In his solo career he began to rediscover and reinterpret traditional black spiritual music by adding his own mix of vintage Southern soul.

For his efforts, Farris won the prestigious Americana Music Award for Best New and Emerging Artist, a Dove Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and a 2015 Grammy award for Best Roots Gospel Album.

He has appeared at multiple festivals including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Merlefest, Telluride, and Bonnaroo, electrifying audiences with the impact of his live performance. He has contributed vocals to Patty Griffin’s Grammy-winning “Downtown Church” project, as well as Rodney Crowell’s latest album, “Tarpaper Sky.”

Additionally, Farris was invited to be a featured performer in 2011 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 16th Annual American Masters concert honoring Aretha Franklin alongside such acts as Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, Cissy Houston,and Ronald Isley. Most recently he performed on “Austin City Limits” for their inaugural “Hall of Fame Show” into which Willie Nelson and Double Trouble were inducted.

“There are few artists whose persona belies their music more than Mike,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “Out of this diminutive, self-described Southern boy comes an extraordinary soulful voice with a range, talent, and emotions that make him seem possessed.”