Special Interview Guest Mike Farris - Episode 344

April 22nd, 2016
Special Interview Guest Mike Farris - Episode 344

Grammy Award Winning artist Mike Farris is our spotlight artist today, plus we also play listener requests.

Songs Played in This Episode (10)
  • Song of Deliverance
    on As Sure As The Sun
    by Ellie Holcomb
  • How It Feels To Be Free
    on Shine For All The People
    by Mike Farris
  • Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
    on Covers
    by Christa Wells
  • Precious Lord Take My Hand
    on Salvation in Lights
    by Mike Farris
  • All I Want is You
    on Folk Hop N’ Roll
    by Judah & The Lion
  • Jonah & The Whale
    on Shine For All The People
    by Mike Farris
  • I Know Who I Am
    on Lesson of Love
    by Ashley Cleveland
  • Don’t Let The Sun Go Down
    on The Night The Cumberland Came Alive
    by Mike Farris
  • Lovesick
    on Make Believe
    by The Arrows
  • The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow
    on Shine For All The People
    by Mike Farris

Producer Notes:

This is a special week for me, because without Mike Farris there probably wouldn't be Under The Radar.  In late 2007, I stumbled upon the Memphis-blues and soulful roots artist Mike Farris.  I happened to be putting together a pretty important concert at the time, and I was so won over by Mike's music that we rented out a blues bar in downtown Nashville and booked Mike for the event.  We were launching the new radio show Walk The Way at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in 2008.  We bussed radio & media professionals to this blues club ... and as expected, Mike Farris blew the roof off the joint.  Brian Larson, a radio General Manager from NY State, had a private conversation with me the day after that concert.  He said something like, "Got an itch yet to start your own radio show? Maybe something music-focused? I tell you what, if you do a radio show like last night with Mike Farris, and play music that's not the same old thing everyone else is playing ... our radio station would air that in a heartbeat!"  Those were the earliest buds of the dream that became Under The Radar!  We're so proud of the attention and success that Mike has had.  You might not know... he's the first artist in history to have won a Grammy, Dove, & Americana Award!  (Dave)

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