Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Opens Spring Season with Mike Farris and The Roseland Rhythm Revue

The Grammy Award-winning soul singer will perform “Soul of America: from Motown to Memphis to Muscle Shoals.”

WHAT: Texas Tech University presents Mike Farris and The Roseland Rhythm Revue as part of the 2016-17 Presidential Lecture & Performance Series.

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 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

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