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Award-winning Native American Singer to Perform at Moravian

Cherokee Michael Jacobs is an award-winning musician in the Native American community

Michael JacobsBethlehem, Pa., January 31, 2012—Native American recording artist Michael Jacobs will perform at Moravian College on Thursday, February 16, in the HUB Pavilion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jacobs, a Cherokee, is an award-winning musician in the Native American community. The performance is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Jacobs’ music is a unique blend of Native American music with roots in rock, pop, and folk music. He addresses relevant issues in his music such as peace, justice, suffering, the environment, relationships, and personal responsibility.

Jacobs’ professional career began in Nashville, Tennessee as a guitarist and songwriter. His debut solo CD, "Sacred Nation," won the 2003 Native American Music Award for Best Independent Recording. His second album, "They Come Dancing," was nominated in 2004. "The Journey," Jacobs’ 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. "Mystery," Jacobs’ next release, covered topics from the environment and politics to the difficulties and joys of life and relationships, and garnered two 2008 Indian Summer Music Awards: for Best Pop Recording and Best Rock Recording.

Jacobs’ latest recording, “Chasing the Mind,” was nominated for four Indian Summer Music Awards in 2010. He has performed at over 190 colleges and universities in 34 states, as well as numerous other public events. He is also a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.