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 Award-Winning Native American Recording Artist to Perform at Anderson University

Michael Jacobs, an award-winning Cherokee contemporary recording artist from Milwaukee, will be performing in the Merritt Theater at Anderson University on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 pm. His music is a mixture of Native American, rock, pop, and folk, and it fuses contemporary and traditional sounds and is filled with powerful imagery. His songs address human issues: peace, justice, suffering, the environment, relationships, and wholeness, as well as provide insights on the Native American culture.


Michael’s debut solo CD, Sacred Nation, received a 2003 Native American Music Award and his remarkable follow-up recording, 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 a 2006 Just Plain Folks Award and two 2007 Native American Music Awards.  His CD, Mystery, received two 2008 Indian Summer Music Awards, for Best Pop Recording and Best Rock Recording.


To date, Michael has performed at over 100 colleges and universities in 19 states, alongside numerous libraries, museums, pow-wows, festivals and fairs across the U.S. and Canada.


Community members are welcome to attend this concert free of charge. For more information, call Bob Hanley at Anderson University at 864-231-2075.


Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of “77 Schools to Watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.



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