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They Come Dancing

by Michael Jacobs

Thought-provoking music bridging traditional sounds with folk and acoustic rock.
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. They Come Dancing
6:08 $0.99
2. Nanabush
4:56 $0.99
3. Little One
5:38 $0.99
4. Welcome Home
6:05 $0.99
5. The Beauty Way
3:43 $0.99
6. Creation Song
6:03 $0.99
7. Until We Meet Again
5:46 $0.99
8. The End Of The World
6:44 $0.99
9. Creation Story
3:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
There’s no doubt that 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.

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.



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Ken Tankersley, Native American Studies, Northern Kentucky Unive

They Come Dancing grabs your Spirit and won’t let go.
They Come Dancing is a mesmerizing, heartfelt, and Spirit-filled album. Anyone who has ever entered the circle, heard the drum, and felt the heartbeat will never forget the songs on this CD. The music is powerful and timeless. Once you hear the it, you will find yourself playing the CD over and over again. The album reminds us in a sacred way that we are all related. It is a celebration of All Our Relations.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby

Traditional singing and circle drum bends seamlessly and naturally into rootsy folk rock for one of the most stunning, contemporary Native American rock albums to date. With his soul-penetrating mix of heartfelt tradition with bold current issues, concerns and musical influences such as Don Henley, Michael Jacobs has composed the most jaw-dropping, chilling and unforgettable melding of the powerful Native spirit with contemporary rock that I've heard in years.. maybe ever. I will passionately recommend this album over and over to anyone interested in contemporary Native music.

Native Peoples magazine - Jul/Aug 2005

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. The title track is a prayer for unity and an invitation to the dance of life that combines traditional singing and drumming with Jacobs' forceful acoustic guitar work. "Beauty Way" is a brief meditative piece that fea­tures Jacobs' cedar flute and confident guitar work. "Nanabush" has an anthem-like feel and uses the Ojibwe hero and trickster Nanabush to address the human capacity for great good and great foolishness. A spoken-word piece, "Creation Story," includes a subtle cedar flute soundtrack. It closes the album with a prayer that all beings can learn to live in harmony with each other and the Creator.

"They Come Dancing" is Jacobs' second album. 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.

Laureen Dozier

Pow wow-accent on the WOW
The whole CD is not strictly pow wow but the title cut “They Come Dancing” (pow wow-accent on the WOW) is powerful (I’m up & moving with my Cherokee shawl fringe swinging). Other favorites are “Welcome Home” (chills- good ones) & “Nanabush” (for all of us perfectly imperfect people). The great songwriting makes this music worth listening to again & again (I know I do)!


I can't believe I had to go all the way to Germany just to hear this!
I went all the way to Germany, and they put this cd on. It took my breath away. It gave me a feeling of being home and a sense of pride for my homeland, it touched my heart. Of all the things in Germany, I never thought this cd would have been one of the more memorable experiences. It's brilliant, why didn't someone think of putting the drums and the guitar together before, especially the first song, They Come Dancing. You're not expecting it, it catches you by surprise. Good stuff! Keep it coming!

Many Hawks

Very attractive and informative!
This CD is just beautiful! Not a bad song on it. Ordering and delivery couldn't be easier. Great service!

David L. Maack

Michale Jacobs has redefined the American Songbook.
Michael Jacobs has redefined the American Songbook.

Randy Ingersoll, Gardiner, Montana

Driving through Yellowstone listening to "They Come Dancing," looking into the hills and imagining the ancient ones, then getting out, walking into the quiet forest, and singing these songs... Powerful powerful medicine. Thank you from the bottom of my drum-beating heart, Michael Jacobs.

Justin Crowfox Haner

Native Pride in native music.
This album is one of great talent. Great blend of traditional earth drums and guitar. Way to bring the music to our young warriors and ladies. New music for a new generation.

Ralph Mahon

I love how this CD combines the truth about God in the Native American Indian way.
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