Cherokee singer-songwriter Michael Jacobs will perform at Historic Rugby’s 40th Spring Festival of Music and Art on Saturday, May 17th at 3:00 pm, ET and on Sunday, May 18th at noon in the Rebecca Johnson Theatre. The Festival runs for the three days beginning Friday, May 16th through Sunday, May 18th.
Michael Jacobs is an award-winning contemporary Native American recording artist, and his music is a compelling mixture of Native American, roots rock, pop, and folk. His professional music career began as a songwriter and guitarist in Nashville, TN. He also plays a type of Native American flute.
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. There isn’t a weak song on the album, and many sound like potential standards. Its 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.”
He latest album, The Art Of Peace, received three 2012 Indian Summer Music Awards and was nominated for two 2013 Native American Music Awards. Over the years he has recorded six CD’s and has performed at over 200 colleges and universities as well as numerous pow-wows, fairs and festivals across the United States and Canada.
His website is: http://www.sacrednation.com/index.htm