Michael R. J. Roth

Michael R. J. Roth

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Folk - Contemporary | Arlington, Virginia, United States
Total Song Plays: 127   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: 7/22/2018
   Sounds Like: Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen

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Songwriter Michael R. J. Roth has been called "a cool dark troubadour" and "an amazing writer" by fans and industry professionals (including Indie Connect CEO Vinny Ribas), evoking a mix of Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon and others with lyrics known for their intriguing imagery and "deep, profound truth."

He is featured in the Great American Song Hall of Fame, and is known for his award-winning,original acoustic songs with "the kind of lyrics that make Nashville writers salivate." NSAI named him "One to Watch."

Roth was the First Place Lyric Winner in the Unisong International Song Contest, the Great American Song Contest, the Austin Songwriters Group and the Dallas Songwriters Association competitions. He also received two Honorable Mentions in American Songwriter Magazine. He has been a First-Place winner and finalist in numerous other competitions.

Latest News

"When You Found Me" just won 3rd Place in the 2017 Austin Songwriters Group competition and Honorable Mention in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

"Cheap Motel" received 2nd place and "If I Step Onto That Train" is a semifinalist in the Dallas Songwriters Association lyric competition.

"Hearts Wide Open" won First Place in the 2016 Dallas Songwriters Association song contest (Christian)

"Blood On Our Hands" received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 MASC competition.


J Nelson K posted over 30 days ago to Michael R. J. Roth

Michael R. J., "Hearts Wide Open" Indeed! ... Loved It ... Congrats On All Of Your Songwriting / Contest Successes ... Best Wishes For Wherever Faith, Life & The Music May Lead You ... J Nelson K


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