2/03 and 11/03 - Racine (WI) Journal-Times
12/15/03 News From Indian Country
Jan/Feb 2004 – Native Peoples magazine
3/07/05 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "Takes Five"
5/31/05 Indian Country Today Online article
Jul/Aug 2005 Native Peoples magazine
1/05 Creation Story in WFYI-TV production: “The Wabash: Life on the Bright White River”
12/06 They Come Dancing  in Urbana Conference dvd
1/25/07 DuPage County Herald
7/07 Little One, They Come Dancing, and Tsiquaya in dvd: "Mino Mikana: Our Culture Is Prevention" produced by Marlin Farley and White Bison

3/08 Welcome Home in Indian Summer Music Awards promotional dvd
11/08 News 4 U Evansville
3/09 The End Of the World in dvd:  "Through The Pain" produced by My People, Int'l
6/23/09 Parkersburg (WV) News Sentinel - pgs 1-3
9/22/09 Ball State Daily News (Muncie, IN)
Fall 2009 Moundville Archaeological Park & Museum magazine
2010 Thunder Mountain Festival dvd
3/11 Wellbriety Movement: Journey for Forgiveness dvd
6/12 Voted #1 Artist - "Nativetrailblazers June Jamz"
Nov/Dec 2012 Native Peoples magazine CD review
2/10/13 Martha Fast Horse Show
3/22/13 The Nightwolf Show

May 2015 Mix magazine

March 2016 Pulse magazine
May 2016 Mix magazine

March 2018 Pulse magazine


"You were AWESOME!!! My husband and I are also enjoying your CD! Thanks so much for sharing your fresh and inspiring music with us!" Jayme Kinard - Dogwood Festival chairperson, Denmark, SC

"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. 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 Miami Nation of Indiana

“Michael 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." Dr. Bob Hanley - Vice Pres., Student Development, Anderson University

“Michael Jacobs is an unforgettable treasure, a must-see!” Judy Sturgis Hill - Assoc. Dir., Campus Life, Eastern Michigan University
“Dear Michael: Thanks so much for your wonderful performance 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 Dir., Vincennes University

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 at WAIF-FM 88.3 in Cincinnati. 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:

"Hello, 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