Justin Farren (Folk-Pop / American)
Justin Farren is an unassuming singer-songwriter from Sacramento, CA. where he lives in a house that he literally built with his own two hands, about which he says "it's like living in a museum of my own mistakes."
When it comes to his songs, Justin Farren is nothing short of a master craftsman painting lyrical pictures that are firmly rooted in the reality of day-to-day life. His delivery is humorous, thoughtful and engaging. His guitar playing is lively, intricate, and seemingly boundless. The Sacramento New & Review describes him as "The storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a head full of funny" and Music Connection Magazine calls him "a remarkably relatable songwriter with a special gift for quirky lyrics."
Justin has been honored to open for national artists including David Wilcox, Bret Dennen, Hot Buttered Rum, John Vanderslice, Matt Costa, Jackie Greene, Bhi Bhiman and Amber Rubarth. He was voted "Best Lyricist" in 2010 by Sacramento Magazine and and "Best Musician" in 2009 and 2010 by the Sacramento News and Review. Justin's song "Midnight at The Fair" was voted the "2012 SONG OF THE YEAR" by The West Coast Songwriters. He was a 2012 Regional Finalist in the Newsong Mountain Stage Competition, and he took second place in the 2013 Planet Bluegrass Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter's Competition.
More info at www.JustinFarren.com