Faris Family

Faris Family


“Wow, what a show! As another guy told me, ‘It’s been two days and my toe hasn’t stopped tapping’…” Linda Thompson (owner) - Raccoon Ridge Music Hall / Stuart, IA “This band is going to go places” Orin Friesen - KFDI/KFTI - Wichita, KS


Bill Monroe was quoted many times, "I made my music to go from my heart to yours so we can both hear it". Faris Family honors this tradition. By writing and choosing songs that stir their hearts and then performing them with powerful 'high lonesome' vocals and awe inspiring instrumental ability, they create a space in which to communicate with their listeners in ways few artists can.

Each time Faris Family stand a stage it is their shared goal to create memories their audience will want to repeat!

In 1991, Faris Family moved from the Ozark mountain country of Branson, MO to the Glacial Hills of Jefferson County, KS just 45 minutes West of the Kansas City metro area. Since '97, they have built a solid touring schedule entertaining tens of thousands of appreciative fans at hundreds of events throughout the U.S. and Canada. They maintain their personal and professional ties with the Ozarks by appearing annually for the past seven years at Branson's 'Silver Dollar City' theme park and by being a mainstay of festival stages throughout Arkansas and Missouri.

Faris Family have appeared on broadcast and cable TV in: Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. And, have performed live over radio in Kansas - including the Kansas Public Radio Network - Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, and 'WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour' which is syndicated over a network of 300 affiliates world wide.

Having grown up touring together, the family bring a decade of professional experience, award winning music and a fresh youthful excitement to any stage!

Industry showcases include:

2009 SPBGMA National Convention
Sheraton Music City Hotel
Nashville, TN

2008 SPBGMA National Convention
Sheraton Music City Hotel
Nashville, TN

2007 IBMA World of Bluegrass Convention
Official Showcase Artists
Convention Center
Nashville, TN

For a complete list of fan-based awards - see ‘Press’ page of this EPK.

Faris Family is available in both ALL GOSPEL or BLUEGRASS formats to fit your event needs.


Since 1996, Faris Family have recorded ten CD projects that have sold over 15,000 copies to appreciative fans.

Current project: 'Faris Family - Black Horse Inn' (Aurio AR-CD010)
Street Date: 09-15-07
Airplay: Over 400 radio stations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. It is streamed at www.worldwidebluegrass.com.
Awards: Nominated for 'Bluegrass Album of the Year' at 2008 SPBGMA Midwest Bluegrass Awards.

Set List

Faris Family bring 100% acoustic, award winning entertainment to your event. Each time the family stand a stage their goal is to create memories their audience will want to repeat! Four time winners of "Entertaining Group of the Year", a Faris Family concert gives your audience an entertaining experience best desribed as 'the fresh sound of tradition'.

A typical set of Faris Family music combines original Bluegrass and Gospel music written by family members and friends with cover material from Bluegrass artists like Bill Monroe, Stanley Brothers, and Flatt & Scruggs with Americana artists such as the Original Carter Family, Bob Wills, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, and even Delta Blues artists like Charlie Patton. All performed in a style immediately recognized as 'Bluegrass'.

Faris Family is available in Bluegrass or Bluegrass Gospel formats to fit your event entertainment needs. From their repertoire of 125+ songs, they can provide a 2 hour concert length performance or as many as