Get off my lawn!
A new showcase for old musicians
Get Off My Lawn! grew out of a peer session at the Midwest Folk Alliance (FARM), where I proposed an idea that has taken root and re-appeared in the Northeast Folk Alliance (NERFA) this week. Sort of like the Walking Dead armed with guitars.
Two semifinalists in Dallas
The Dallas Songwriters Association has announced its semifinalists in its annual song contest. I was pleased that two songs made the list. "Gone Gone Gone" (co-written with Eric Ramsey) and "The Weight of a Dream" (co-written with Harri Wolf) are two new songs that I'm excited about.
New single - "Movin' on"
Release date - July 22, 2021
"I was just about to like this town, fits me like a worn-out shoe..." Maybe you've felt that way. "Movin' On" received an honorable mention in the Dallas Songwriters Association song contest. Not sure about the honorable part, but it's nice to get mentioned. Keep an eye out for it on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, YouTube, etc., or get it here on this website.
Global rising song
featuring "Homeless Sky"
Well, I’m too old for American Idol, and too lazy to busk in the streets, so I’m playing in Global Rising Song this week until Sunday, July 19 at 9 pm. It’s a mix of song competition, fundraiser and support for musicians, where fans vote for their favorites. It’s a fun thing I’ve done before on my visits to Nashville, and during COVID they moved online. Everyone who votes for me will get a free song for your trouble. You can check it out by going to the link below:
Michael R.J. Roth on Folk Music Notebook's "Artist in Residence Showcase"
July 2-4, 2021
Catch the premiere Friday, July 2, at noon ET / 9am PT - and you can watch the video premiere on YouTube! You can watch replays on Saturday at 1 am and 10 pm ET, and Sunday at 10 am and 2 pm ET. See the video on YouTube here.