ROCKLAND — Grammy-winning Nashville roots-rocker Mike Farris brings his soulful voice and powerful guitar to the Strand Theatre stage, 345 Main St., Friday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Farris melds Stax soul style, New Orleans gospel and shuffling Southern blues, punctuated with smoldering vocals and a message of redemption. Coming off of an incredible Grammy win for 2015’s “Shine For All The People” (Best Roots Gospel album), Farris keeps it earthy and personal on his most recent release, “Silver & Stone.” The title refers to his wife Julie’s wedding ring, and the album is a celebration of their 23 years of marriage and her steadfastness in sticking by him through his years struggling with addiction and alcoholism. Now sober for eight years, Farris has the energy and conviction of a man saved, a stack of anecdotes and life experiences that would make most people’s heads spin, and a soulful vocal delivery reminiscent of Sam Cooke or Otis Redding. The album weaves through the traditions of American music the way that Tennessee born and bred Farris has done expertly throughout his 25-year career, starting with his major label band, Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies.

Tickets are $20/advance, $25/day of show. Beer and wine are available at concessions. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit or call (207) 594-0070.

Mike Farris Photo by Sebastian Smith