Songwriters night

Roberts Hall, Lynn Haven, Florida, Saturday March 18

Michael R. J. Roth, Emma Woods BunchChris Woods and Savannah Jane in a songwriters in the round show at Roberts Hall Saturday March 18.

That's Chris Woods and Emma Woods Bunch, and I'm really looking forward to playing with them. We'll be doing a Nashville-style songwriters-in-the round show. I loved them the first time I heard them, and I'm psyched to be on stage with them.

Come early and have a meal at Wild Root Coffee Shop and Apothecary across the street featuring pizzas made by chef Eric Rickards!

This will be a donation based show, so come out for a great night of music!

Roberts Hall is located at 831 Florida Avenue Lynn Haven, FL 32444

Monday Night Little Fest at Taproom

Lucky Mud, Michael R. J. Roth. WiggleRoom and host Corey Hall ft. Matt Law

Come hear some great music from local musicians at one of Panama City's most popular breweries and music venues.

March 6, 2023

6-9 p.m.

1010 Beck Ave. Panama City, FL 32401

Panama City Beach Public Library

Free concert

New songs, dancing puppies, free beer. One of these is true. Come find out which at the Panama City Beach Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. Drink your coffee. I'll supply the music.

What was gordon lightfoot thinking?

Find out on this podcast

Affair on 8th Avenue

Season 2, Ep. 9


In this episode, host Mike Messner and his guest, Michael Roth, discuss this selection from Gordon Lightfoot's Back Here On Earth album of 1968 (and re-recorded for the compilation double album Gord's Gold in 1975). You'll also hear from fellow podcasts How Good It Is, Paranormal Son, Books Boys, and All Those Years Ago.

Playing at the DSA awards show

January 14, 2022

Nice to be invited to play at the Dallas Songwriters Association 2022 Awards Program, where I got to play "Cheap as a Kiss," a song I wrote with Eric Ramsey, who is so popular he couldn't make it to this and asked me to play for him. The things I will do for my friends. And Harri Wolf, who wrote "No Love Lost Cafe" with me, is next on the lineup. So stay tuned.

The Friends of the Bay County Public Libraries presents Concert Series starting with Michael R.J. Roth January 12 at 6 p.m.



From "The Price of a Song" 

  • Perfect for those times when life's got you down 
  • A little inspirational pillow for songwriters.

  • Great for those moments on the couch when you need to lie back and wait for the muse to strike.

"Cheap as a Kiss” is the Lyric Winner of the USA Songwriting Competition 2022

Written by Michael R. J. Roth & Eric Ramsey

We are thrilled to announce that "Cheap as a Kiss” is the Lyric Winner of the USA Songwriting Competition, especially since it is not a typical song, but rather one of those songs that sprang forth on its own and demanded to be written. One of those rare bird sightings. Can't wait to share it with you.

Words & Music

Live Music and Book signing

I will be joining a group of local songwriters and authors in Panama City, Florida, for an evening of music and literature! Live music, readings, and book and CD signings.

Dallas Songwriters

Two semifinalist songs

Two recent songs, "Cheap as a Kiss" (written with Eric Ramsey) and "No Love Lost Cafe" (c-writer Harri Wolf) were announced as semifinalists in this year's Dallas Songwriters Association song contest. Results will be announced in January. Fingers crossed.

Songs for Easy Heroes