Mike Farris was stuck in his own home surrounded by flood waters and with the power out; he was unable to get into town for days after the Nashville flood in May.  He wrote “The Night the Cumberland Came Alive” in the next few days and within weeks he was recording his new CD to benefit flood survivors.

Mike Farris and The Cumberland Saints’ The Night the Cumberland Came Alive features all star performances by Sam Bush, Byron House (Robert Plant) and members of Old Crow Medicine Show.  This could be Mike’s best performance recorded live with more acoustic flavored pre-war covers and original Gospel Blues.

Mike Farris will be at Grimey’s record store on Oct. 26th at 6PM to celebrate the release of a disc that will benefit children that are still homeless from the floods at Christmas time. The funds will be administered through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

The interview we did is being published by national print media.  My review of his disc dated Oct. 13th can be found at Performer Magazine’s website through the following link:


Interview with Mike Farris prior to Spain Tour

– Brad Hardisty, Nashville, TN     thenashvillebridge@hotmail.com