Award-Winning Native American Recording Artist to Perform at
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.
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
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.
members are welcome to attend this concert free of charge. For more
information, call Bob Hanley at Anderson University at 864-231-2075.
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.