Connely Farr grew up across the street from a cotton gin in the small town of Bolton, Mississippi, the same town that spawned the Mississippi Shieks in the 1930's. His childhood was filled with building log cabins, Kiss albums, skateboarding and running around in the country. Connely's love of music has always been vast, ranging from Motley Crue to Tupac to Nirvana, but nothing so much influenced his love of music as picking up an acoustic guitar and Neil Young's Decade album.
Connely partied hard in the late 90's and after some brushes with local law enforcement officials, he cleaned up his act and moved to Auburn University in Alabama to study architecture. While there, he participated in a non-profit design/build program called Rural Studio, collaborating most extensively on the Musicman House and the Hale County Animal Shelter. Connely has enjoyed his collaborations exhibited in the United States and internationally, including in Italy at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2008) and in Spain at the World Architecture Festival (2008).
Connely relocated to Vancouver, BC and in 2009 teamed up with local indie producer Jon Wood and recorded the self titled debut album "Mississippi Live". This debut album spent over three months on the charts in Canada and has been critically well recieved in both Europe and Canada. Being described as "Springsteen in his darker moments..."(BC Musician), the album was released in the Roots / Americana genre and is very much minimalist, staying true its acoustic foundations.
In 2010, just a week after the release of the debut Mississippi Live, Connely teamed up with a handful of Vancouver talents and went into the studio to record the follow-up “Way Down Here”. Released in the Alt-Country / Rock / Blues category, "Way Down Here", has been given "obvious nods to the likes of the Drive-By-Truckers and Neil Young..."(Americana UK) and considered by some to be "even better than its debut last year..."
Connely currently works as an Intern Architect with Ramsay Worden Architects in Vancouver, BC, Canada. There is also a new album in the works;)
Ramsay Worden Architects, Intern Architect
Auburn University, BArch, Rural Studio
Rural Studio Design / Build :
Music Man House - Second Year Student
Hale County Animal Shelter - Thesis Student
World Architecture Festival, Honorable Mention
Awarded Honorable Mention for Civic Category
Project : Hale County Animal Shelter