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Thursday 12th April 2007

New traditionalist Mike Farris set to release album through INO

AMERICA's INO Records have signed Mike Farris, whose musical background stems from founding the Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies to touring with the likes of Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow and the Allman Brothers Band. Farris' INO debut, 'Salvation In Lights', is set for release in the US on 26th June. Recorded at the same Nashville house-studio where White Stripes/Raconteurs leader Jack White recorded Loretta Lynn's award-winning 'Van Lear Rose' album, Farris' second solo effort was with a band that included Johnny Cash's longtime bassist Dave Roe, singer Ann McCrary - daughter of the Fairfield Four's founder, the Rev Sam McCrary and a host of top shelf Nashville musicians. The songs recorded include traditional spirituals like "Oh Mary Don't You Weep" and "Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down", Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and Thomas A Dorsey's "Precious Lord, Take My Hand".

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