Z Music Room House Concert - Lauren Mascitti & Her Band Featuring Michael R. J. Roth & Steve Goodie

Nashville, Tennessee

Lauren Mascitti is a country music singer/songwriter from Louisville, Ohio who moved to Nashville after graduating from nursing school. Singing since the age of 7 she has shared the stage with many notable acts across the United States and has been blessed to have written and/or performed with the likes of country music legends Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Larry Gatlin, Pam Tillis, Shawn Camp, Matraca Berg, Delbert McClinton, Gary Nicholson, and many more. Recently, she was a standout on American Idol season 3 where she finished in the top 21. Her most recent album, "God Made A Woman' was named in the Best Albums of 2020 list by The New York Times and is listed in the Top 12 Albums of 2020 by Saving Country Music.
To learn more, visit her website www.laurenmascitti.com

Michael R. J. Roth has been called "a cool dark troubadour. not unlike Townes Van Zandt" with songs known for intriguing imagery and "deep, profound truth." He is the lyric winner of the USA Songwriting Competition, the NSAI/CMT Song Contest, the Dallas
Songwriters Association. the Austin Songwriters Group, the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and three-time lyric winner of The Great American Song Contest. His sone "Gone Gone Gone written with Eric Ramsey was a Grand Prize Winner (second place) in the 2021 Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest. Lori McKenna called him "Brilliant." http://easyheroes.com

Steve Goodie has been house emcee at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe for 15 years, and a favorite of the legendary syndicated radio host/producer Dr. Demento (who calls Steve "One of our most talented 21st-century parodists"). Steve Goodie's funny songs have also been played on momine shows nation-wide. He nas played on the Grand Ole Opry, and he's been heard regularly on Sirius XM's kids' channels since 2003. His Youtube videos have been seen by millons, he's won numerous awards (both for his songwriting and his technical artistry), has appeared on Showtime and Comedy Central, and performed onstage thousands of times. And he likes cheese. Find him at www.stevegoodie.com

"Memorial Day" lyric wins "Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting" from the Great American Song Contest

also a Finalist in Folk

"Memorial Day," co-written with Eric Ramsey, won an "Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting" from the Great American Song Contest. It was also a Finalist in the Folk category. That's why I'm smiling.

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.

Songs for Easy Heroes