Rock My World Canada, chapter 143: Robert Connely Farr

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Robert Connely Farr is a songwriter from Bolton, Mississippi currently residing in Vancouver, BC. For the past 10 years, he has fronted Vancouver based Southern rockers Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty. Since 2017, cherished Mississippi bluesman Jimmy “Duck” Holmes (Bentonia, Mississippi) has been mentoring Connely in the Bentonia Style of the Delta Blues, a style that Holmes learned directly from Henry Stuckey, who taught Skip James & Jack Owens. In early 2018, Connely teamed up with Canadian producer & acclaimed songwriter Leeroy Stagger to record an album of the songs written during this mentorship titled “Dirty South Blues”. ‘Just Jive’, a song that Jimmy “Duck” Holmes wrote in ’81 & was almost lost forever – is a co-write with Robert Connely Farr & Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. – Robert Connely Farr

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