There's no doubt that Cherokee recording artist Michael Jacobs is a remarkable and creative musician. A powerful singer, his passionate delivery is impressive. He sings like he means it... because he does.
But Michael's skills as a songwriter, a painter with words and music, are what set him apart. His incredible blend of Native American and American “roots” music, a mixture of pop, rock, and folk, artfully fuses contemporary and traditional sounds and powerful imagery.
As an artist, Michael's not interested simply in educating people about Native American culture or "Native" issues. His songs address human issues: peace, justice, suffering, the environment, relationships, wholeness, and even spirituality. His music soothes, encourages, and challenges the listener.
Michael’s debut solo CD, "Sacred Nation," received a 2003 Native American Music Award and his remarkable follow-up, "They Come Dancing," was nominated in 2004. JPoet of Native Peoples magazine writes, “Michael Jacobs has a big, raspy voice, one that often draws comparisons to Don Henley and he sings with an understated power that gives every lyric the ring of truth."
The Journey, Michael’s third CD, received a 2006 Indian Summer Music Award and was nominated for two 2007 Native American Music Awards and a 2007 Just Plain Folks Award.
Michael's latest work, the aptly named masterpiece, "Mystery," is as diverse thematically as it is musically. It will rock you with its power and move you to tears with its tenderness and poignancy. You owe it to yourself to listen and let it touch you. But don't just take our word for it. Listen for yourself. It's certain you will never be the same.
Nvwato hiyadv (peace).