The 2022 International Bluegrass Association's "NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR" Rick Faris, releases a cover of the Huey Lewis mega-hit "The Power Of Love". The single premiered on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction Thursday morning, and Bluegrass Today premiered the accompanying music video.
Faris' third album on the Dark Shadow Recording label, Uncommon Sky is scheduled for release in June. Rick Faris has been breaking new paths in the bluegrass scene with his incredible singing, picking, writing, and musicality. Again listing the help of some of his closest pals, and some musical heroes, Uncommon Sky leans deeply into the ground he's already paved.
Rick Faris shares: "This is a song of my childhood from one of my favorite movies. This song was so much fun to reimagine with Stephen Mougin producing the plot and the amazing cast of friends acting out with their talents and personalities. Grab your shades and 80’s-anthem-out with us."
The track features Rick (Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocal, Guitar) along with Laura Orshaw (Fiddle), Harry Clark (Mandolin), Zak McLamb (Bass), and Stephen Mougin (Harmony Vocal) and as all DSR releases, is produced, engineered, and mixed by Mougin.
ABOUT RICK FARIS:
Faris has been playing Bluegrass music since he could talk. He got his first break when the Bluegrass stalwart, Greg Cahill, called and asked him to audition for Special Consensus. The job was to be transformative for Faris because Greg hired him to play mandolin rather than the guitar he had been honing since he was a child. With 5 weeks to learn the mandolin and win the audition, Rick Faris stepped into the next stage of his career. After 6 years, 1 Grammy-Nomination and 2 IBMA Awards he switched back home to guitar and the band picked up another 3 IBMA Awards and a 2nd Grammy Nomination. Rick spent a total of 11 years with the globetrotting Special Consensus. Under Greg Cahill, he learned the meaning of professionalism and giving back to the Bluegrass community.
Rick signed a deal as a solo artist with Dark Shadow Recording in 2018 and released his debut album Breaking In Lonesome in 2019. With watertight harmony singers and mind-blowing pickers, Rick set out to show the world what his brand of Bluegrass sounds like. His second album, The Next Mountain (2021) garnered industry-wide attention with intense chart action and both SPBGMA and IBMA "Song of the Year" nominations as well as a "New Artist of the Year" win at IBMA 2022.
For more information about Rick Faris, please visit: www.rickfaris.com