Award-Winning Cherokee Recording Artist to Perform at Anderson
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.
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.
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 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.”