They Come Dancing
There's no doubt that Cherokee recording artist Michael Jacobs is a remarkable and creative musician. An amazing 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. His songs are the stories of life: of the past, present, and future - of beauty and pain, hope and heartache, and of love lost and love found. Michael's debut solo CD, Sacred Nation, received the 2003 Native American Music Award for Best Independent Recording. 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. There isn't a weak song on the album, and many sound like potential standards. 'They Come Dancing' is Jacobs' second album. It's power and Polish lay the groundwork for other artists looking for ways to combine Native tradition and popular music without diminishing the power of either form." Michael's a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. An accomplished musician and singer, writing great songs remains his sole desire and fuels his ambition.