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 Award-Winning Cherokee 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 7 from 6:30-7:30 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 latest 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 selective comprehensive university offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees on campus and online.  Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and is on that publication’s list of the 46 “Up & Coming” universities in America (#1 in The South).  It is also ranked as one of America’s “100 Best College Buys.”



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