Robert Connely Farr & The Dirty Dirty

2:30 pm • Douglas College Main Stage

Robert Connely Farr & The Dirty Dirty

Robert Connely Farr is a singer-songwriter from Mississippi who has lived in Canada for more than a decade. Born in Alabama, Connely grew up in the small southern town of Bolton, Mississippi - home town of Charley Patton & The Mississippi Sheiks.

Connely has resided in Vancouver since 2008 where he has released 4 full-length studio albums & one EP. In late 2018, he teamed up with Canadian roots troubadour Leeroy Stagger at the Rebeltone Ranch in Lethbridge, Alberta  to record “Dirty South Blues”. Released to immediate critical acclaim, American Blues Scene called it “a masterpiece” & Elmore Magazine described it as “completely authentic”.

The album includes ten songs, eight that were written by Farr. He pays homage to the roots of this album by covering Skip James’ ‘Hard Time Killing Floor Blues’. Songs like ‘Magnolia’ & ‘Dirty South Blues’ attempt to reconcile and question some of the more controversial elements of Farr’s home, such as the rebel flag & racism.