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South by Southeast Presents: Georgetown Rocks the Equinox Festival Pre-Party with Mike Farris and Phillip Lammonds


The amazingly talented Mike Farris.

Gospel-Soul Singer to Perform Concert at Winyah Auditorium Benefiting Music Education

By Seth Funderburk

On September 21, Nashville based singer-songwriter, Mike Farris, will perform at the Historic Winyah Auditorium, 1200 Highmarket St., in Georgetown, SC.  South by Southeast will sponsor the event as part of the 1st Annual Georgetown Rocks the Equinox Festival which will be held on Front Street in Georgetown at 8 p.m. on September 22.  Proceeds from the concert will be directed to SxSE’s music education fund, and proceeds from the festival will go to the Tara Hall Home for Boys.

In music there are those special artists that seem to transcend genre and defy categorization.  From time to time one hears a voice that can stop you dead in your tracks and shake your very foundation to the core.  Mike Farris is that artist and he has that voice.

In June of 2007 Farris released the critically acclaimed Salvation in Lights which married old time roots gospel sounds with his own unique arrangements that were mainly inspired by New Orleans, Stax and the blues.  In 2008 he won the Americana Music Association’s “New & Emerging Artist of the Year” award and started to make a name for himself as a dynamic performer.

In 2008 and 2009 Mike Farris and his Roseland Rhythm Revue performed monthly residencies at Nashville’s’ Station Inn and called it “Sunday Night Shout!”  The shows had audiences that consisted of people from all walks of life and the goal was to make the crowd feel “excited, delighted and loved.”  The official live recording of the Station Inn shows, Shout! Live, was released in 2009 and won the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award for “Best Traditional Gospel Album of the Year” in 2010.

Accredited songwriter, and local favorite, Phillip Lammonds, will open the show.

Tickets ($15.00) will be available at Limpin’ Jane’s on Front Street in Georgetown, by calling Seth Funderburk at 843-455-6499, or at the door day of show

For Mike Farris interviews, contact Tyler Pittman at tyler.pittman@sonymusic.com

For information on Georgetown Rocks the Equinox, visit http://www.georgetownbandfest.com

For information on South by Southeast, visit http://www.southbysoutheast.org

For information on the Winyah Auditorium, visit http://www.winyahauditorium.com or call Debby Summey at 843-446-4777.

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