The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, presents Mike Farris and the Fortunate Few on Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Skyline National Bank.
Whether rearranging songs of centuries past or infusing new lyrical life to half-songs, it becomes clear that Mike’s vocal gift is simply the surface of a very deep well. Full-tilt originals include Real Fine Day, a poetic account of the birth of Christian Blue Sky Farris that features some killer Kenny Vaughn guitar hooks; and Power of Love, an unforgettable, high-energy soul groove and an audience favorite.
Shine for All the People, the 2015 Grammy Award winner for Best Roots Gospel album, bears witness to the determination of putting one foot in front of the other and to the power of music to get you there. “I’ve discovered that falling is a divine thing,” Mike adds. “It’s part and parcel of being human. The important thing is to keep the faith and keep moving on and on. Daring to be courageous enough to share our deepest burdens with each other is the greatest gift we can give.”
A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Walker Center online at www.walkercenteronline.org or on Facebook.
The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being this region’s primary venue for cultural experience and to serving as the preferred gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets and parties for our community. The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco Free.