January 25, 2017
The rhythm and blues soul singer and winner of a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album will perform "Soul of America: from Motown to Memphis to Muscle Shoals." Farris is known for his electrifying live performances and his reinterpretation of traditional black spiritual music by adding his own mix of vintage southern soul.
He was a featured performer at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 16th Annual American Masters Concert honoring Aretha Franklin in 2011 and has won the Americana Music Award for Best New and Emerging Artist and a Dove Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album of the Year.
He has toured as lead singer for the blues band Double Trouble, following the death of blues and rock legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, and for southern rock band Screaming Cheetah Wheelies.
Tickets to the performance are $18 and are available through Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Texas Tech students are eligible to receive one free ticket with a valid student ID at the Student Union Building ticket booth.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 3 (Friday)
WHERE: Texas Tech University Allen Theatre, Student Union Building
CONTACT: Jo Moore, director, Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, Office of the President, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series strives to enrich the Texas Tech academic and cultural experience by bringing leading scholars and artists together with the university's distinguished faculty, students and staff to exchange expertise, research and talents.Facebook