home     bio     music     schedule
































"Aya Michael, you added to the Gathering greatness with your music. It was an honor to listen to you as I made my rounds everywhere. You should be happy you weren't there at the end, because I probably would have embarrassed ya with praise, but I did it anyway, lolololol Thank You again my friend! I wish you the best in the future and hope you continue to prosper, which I have no doubt. When ya got talent, ya JUST GOT IT, and you my friend, GOT IT! Thank you again for a wonderful weekend!" Brian Buchanan - chief of the Miami Nation of Indiana


“I want to take the opportunity to recommend Michael Jacobs as a guest performer for your campus. We had Michael last spring, and we were thrilled by his concert. He combines the skills of a stellar musician with a voice that captures the heart and soul in his songs. Using both the guitar and the flute, he kept the students and faculty spell-bound with haunting melodies that spoke of both the triumphs and the tragedies of life. We enjoyed Michael so much. I hope you will consider having him as a guest as well; you will be glad you did." Dr. Bob Hanley - Vice President, Student Development, Anderson University


“Michael Jacobs is an unforgettable treasure, a must-see!” Judy Sturgis Hill - Associate Director, Campus Life Diversity Programs, Eastern Michigan University


“Michael is a consummate performer and his music is incredibly awesome. He is multi-talented and we got to sample a variety of his talents, including his witty sense of humor. We were all sorry when the evening ended… We will definitely bring him back to campus again.” Cindy Peterson - Augsburg College


“Dear Michael, Thank you for coming to WKU and presenting an incredible musical performance! Everyone loved the show.” Dr. Kate Hudepohl – Professor of Cultural & Biological Anthropology , Western Kentucky University


“Dear Michael: Thanks so much for your wonderful performance at Vincennes University during our Fall Family Weekend. It was truly an enjoyable evening of music and magic. You have a great sense of humor that really adds to your show and gives you a great presence on stage. Thank you for sharing your wonderful songs, music, and words with us.” Cynthia Beals – Student Activities Director, Vincennes University


“Michael, It was a pleasure having you at Mercyhurst. I felt so inspired by your music. The students agree that you were one of the best artists we’ve had come to Mercyhurst and we look forward to inviting you to come back and perform again.” Pertrina Mererro – Director, Marion Shane Multicultural Center, Mercyhurst College


"Michael Jacobs delivered a powerful musical performance in which he deftly blended humor and storytelling. We were profoundly moved by his celebration of diversity, and I don't think anyone who attended his show will soon forget his passion or his message."  Jeri Suarez - Associate Dean of Cultural & Community Engagement, Hollins University








Here it is, kids: the latest CD from Michael Jacobs: "Resisting Shadows!" This perfect blend of roots rock-n-roll and Americana is the one CD you really must have. It'll lift your spirits, challenge your life, and set your feet to dancing...




What people are saying...
     About "They Come Dancing," 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 tradition and popular music without diminishing the power of either form.

"Michael, we received your CDs for the Native Voices Radio program on WAIF-FM 88.3 in Cincinnati, OH. We received CDs from several musicians and put all of them in the CD player to see which ones "jumped out" at us. When "They Come Dancing" came on, we both stood up to find out which musician and song it was. It is a great song!  It is a fantastic upbeat fusion of contemporary pow-wow and rock. And we really enjoy the others as well. You're an excellent musician!"  Alice Huffman - Producer, Randy Huffman - Host:

     "'Siyo, Michael! The last time my hair stood on end was when I heard Ulali on the Smoke Signals soundtrack. "They Come Dancing" just did it for me again :-) My missus featured your CD on her website."  John Steup - past president, CD Baby



All CDs are available at: iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Spotify, Shazam, Rdio, Beats Music, eMusic, Rhapsody, MySpace, Simfy, Nokia,, Xbox Music, Medianet, Tradebit, Slacker, 24-7, 7 Digital, Myxer, iHeartRadio, Deezer, Omnifone, Sony Music Unlimited,, Muve Music, JB Hi-fi Now Music, boinc, Samsung Music Hub, GreatIndieMusic, Mondia, Rara, Yandex.Music, WiMP, InProdicon









2003 Native American Music Award (Nammy): Best Independent Recording

2004 Nammy nomination: Best Independent Recording

2006 ISMA: Best Spiritual Recording, also nominated for Best Pop Recording

2006 Just Plain Folks Awards nomination

2007 Nammy nominations: Best Male Artist / Best Pop Recording

2008 ISMA: Classic Rock and Best Pop Recording

2010 ISMA nominations: Best Pop, Best Rock, and Best Folk Recordings

2011 ISMA nomination: “Medicine Horse” (co-written w/Duane Deemer, from his CD Wind Horse)

2012 ISMA: Best Blues, Best Folk, and Best Spiritual Recordings

2012-13 Nammy nominations: Best Pop Recording and Best Song/Single Of The Year

2015 ISMA: Best Pop, Best Folk, and Best Spiritual Recordings, also Best Rock Recording nomination