Robert Connely Farr: From Mississippi Blues to Vancouver Grooves
Robert Connely Farr's journey in music takes us from the heart of Mississippi to the vibrant city of Vancouver, Canada. Born in Alabama and raised in the small southern town of Bolton, Mississippi, Robert's roots are deeply intertwined with the legacy of blues and rock.
Mentored by Legends
He's not just any singer-songwriter. Robert is a friend and protege of Jimmy Duck Holmes, a direct descendant of the original Bentonia bluesmen, including Henry Stuckey and Skip James. This lineage shapes his musical storytelling, connecting him to the rich tradition of Mississippi blues.
The Triumph of "Dirty South Blues"
In 2019, Robert Connely Farr released "Dirty South Blues," a masterpiece that immediately caught the ears of critics and music enthusiasts alike. Greg Vandy at KEXP named it one of the top albums of the year, and it earned Farr nominations for both Songwriter of the Year and New Artist of the Year at Canada's prestigious Maple Blues Awards.
A Resilient Spirit
After facing an emergency cancer diagnosis and surgery, Robert didn't miss a beat. In 2020, he released not one, not two, but three albums, culminating in the expansive 16-song "Country Supper." This prolific output generated sustained buzz and landed him on numerous Best of 2020 lists.
"Shake It" and the Evolution of Sound
Robert's album, "Shake It" (2022), demonstrates his versatility. It's been compared to the likes of The Black Keys and R.L. Burnside, showcasing his ability to fuse classic blues with contemporary grooves.
From Netflix to East Vancouver
Beyond the stage, Robert's music has found its way into the world of television, with placements on Netflix, SYFY, Lifetime, and TNT. Today, he resides in East Vancouver, Canada, continuing to craft his unique blend of blues-infused rock.
Live at the Fox Cabaret
Don't miss his latest release, "Cherry Ball (Live at the Fox Cabaret)," dropping in April 2023. It's a testament to his enduring passion for music and his ability to captivate audiences with his electric guitar blues stripped back to its essence.