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Matt Farris loves singing “Simple Man” live, and we can’t blame him. The song is one of the most profound in Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s catalog, with meaningful lyrics that appeal to the everyday person.
The message behind “Simple Man” is one that aligns perfectly with the way that Farris approaches his life. When he isn’t busy singing country songs for the crowds that file in to see him, Farris devotes himself to changing the lives of others. In his website biography, he explains why he places so much value on giving back:
“I love everything about what I do. But, more than anything, I love that it allows me a platform to better help those that need it. My music gives others a voice…I love my job.“
Farris is able to give others a voice through his passionate covers of “Simple Man.” He tries to sing the song whenever he can, and saw the perfect opportunity when he stopped by the Taylor Guitar lounge at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
With nothing or no one but his own guitar to back him up, Farris moved into one of the most heartfelt “Simple Man” tributes that we’ve ever seen. He keep it true to the way that Ronnie Van Zant first sang it all those years ago, finding power through simple changes in the volume of his voice.
By now, thousands of people have tuned in to watch Farris’ take on “Simple Man.” Now it’s time for you to become one of those people. You can catch the video of Farris singing “Simple Man” below.
If you’d like to hear more of what Farris has to offer, be sure to keep up with him on his Facebook page!