Faris, Rick


  • Grew up in Arkansas (the Ozarks) and Kansas. 
  • Began playing music professionally at age 7 with his family band The Faris Family (1998). His father (Bob Faris) played fiddle in Reba McIntyre’s band.
  • He is best known as a guitarist but he plays all the bluegrass instruments at a professional level.
  • 2009-2021, joined Special Consensus playing mandolin (which he had to learn). Six years later he took over the guitar position.
  • He is also a luthier who builds high quality guitars. His business is called the Faris Guitar Company.
  • 2019, released first solo album Breaking In Lonesome (Dark Shadow).
  • 2021, began his solo career, formed the Rick Faris Band and released The Next Mountain album (Dark Shadow).
  • 2023, released Uncommon Sky album (Dark Shadow).
  • 2023, moved to Owensboro, Kentucky (home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum) and became Artist in Residence with the Kentucky Guitar Center.
  • 2024, he was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.