June 25 Happy Birthday Jeana Martin Faris

Happy Birthday to Jeana Martin Faris, June 25th, who was born and raised in Morgan County, Missouri and is an award winning fiddle player and vocalist for The Bluegrass Martins. The Annual Midwest Awards Show, hosted by SPBGMA in Jefferson City, MO has awarded her the Fiddle Performer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Jeana is married to Eddie Faris of the Faris Family Bluegrass Band.

About the author

I enjoy researching Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Country birthdays, anniversaries and interesting trivia dates. I am a piano/organ performance major who has taught privately and served as church accompanist since 1968 in North Carolina and Central Kentucky. Although classically trained, I appreciate all genres of music. My mother, who was also a church musician and taught public school music grades K-12, knew that Bluegrass music was the purest American music. She always introduced her students to this fine genre and began my musical studies with her at age 2. Bach to Berachah Valley, Mozart to Jimmy Martin, Sibelius to Stanley Brothers, the list goes on, I hope you find some moments of enjoyment and learn a few interesting facts along the way.
I am thankful for the many resources we have at our fingertips including Google. FaceBook and BluegrassBios by Wayne Rice. It was he who inspired me to tackle the task of trying to pass on knowledge about Bluegrass music. Thanks Wayne~!
Lou Ellen Wilkie

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