Robert Connely Farr releases new album, “Shake It”

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Robert Connely Farr is a songwriter from Bolton, Mississippi - hometown of musical legends Charley Patton & the Mississippi Sheiks. Farr is a friend & protege of Jimmy Duck Holmes, one of the original Bentonia bluesmen who learned directly from Henry Stuckey (who also taught Skip James).

His 2019 “Dirty South Blues” & was released to immediate critical acclaim. KEXP named it as one of their top albums of the year & earned Farr nominations for both Songwriter of the Year & New Artist of the Year by Canada’s prestigious Maple Blues Awards. After an emergency cancer diagnosis & surgery, Farr hit the ground running & 2020 saw Robert release 3 albums culminating in “Country Supper” generating sustained buzz & landed on numerous Best of 2020 lists. Farr’s music has been used on Netflix (Snowpiercer), SYFY (Resident Alien) & TNT . He currently resides in East Vancouver Canada.

“Shake It” - Farr’s ninth studio album - is Indie / Delta / Blues / Hard Rock - its Southern and rooted in the teachings of Jimmy Duck Holmes & his Bentonia Style. We hope you enjoy.

“the type of dangerous swamp music Mama may have warned you about”
Ferver Coulee (CAD) on ‘Shake It’

“electric guitar blues stripped back to it’s essence. I’ve heard no better example of it this year.”
Post To Wire (AUS) on ‘Shake It’