Justin Farren is an acclaimed yet 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 News & Review describes him as "The storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a headfull of funny, tender and engaging observation."
Justin has toured extensively along the West Coast, through the Southwest and beyond. One highlight of these touring includes a series of shows opening for the nationally acclaimed folk artist David Wilcox in packed theaters throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Justin has also been honored to open for national artists including Bret Dennen, Hot Buttered Rum, Matt Costa, Jackie Greene, and John Vanderslice. A few of Justin's accolades include: SWRFA Official Showcase Artist (2015), 2nd Place - Planet Bluegrass Folks Fest Competition (2013), Honorable Mention - Planet Bluegrass Telluride Troubadour Competition (2013), Regional Finalist - NewSong Mountain Stage (2012), Song Of The Year - West Coast Songwriter (2012), Best Musician - Sacramento News & Review (2009 / 2010), Best Lyricist - Sacramento Magazine (2010)