St. Andrews Jezebel Podcast

Easy Heroes Featuring Salty Local Michael R.J Roth

The St. Andrews Jezebel Podcast is a weekly celebration of art, culture, and small business life happening exclusively in St. Andrews Florida, a historic arts district near Panama City Beach Florida. Each week Ashley interviews salty locals sharing their journeys in the reconstruction period following Hurricane Michael.

    In this episode, Ashley talks to songwriter Michael R.J. Roth about his career. In recent months Michael and his wife relocated to the Florida Panhandle from New Mexico.  In response to his arrival, the local songwriting community welcomed him with open arms. He is the  winning lyricist of the 2019 NSAI LYRIC COMPETITION, the Great American Song Contest and a member of the Dallas songwriters association, he is one of the most prominent lyricists around.
    On this episode Ashley and Michael talk songwriting, performing, stage fright and Michael’s early impressions of Historic St. Andrews

    The Loop at the armory

    July 21, 2022


    Kirby Heard - High Point, NC -

    Anne Sandstrom -Burlington, MA -

    Michael R J Roth - Lynn Haven, FL -

    Rick Drost - Cambridge, MA -

    Folk Nashville Connection

    March 21, 2022

    Featuring folk singer-songwriters Susan Shann and Michael R.J. Roth, with hosts Brant Miller and Michael & Nell.

    DSA'S 31st Annual Song Contest Awards Jan-15-2022

    "Gone Gone Gone" runner-up Grand Prize Winner - Judge's reaction

    "It's authentic, it's raw, it's sentimental...a great, great song." - Judge Roy Elkins, Broadjam CEO

    Open Mic america

    February 13, 2022

    A nationwide gathering of artists

    First Place Lyric Winner - "God or something"

    2021 Great American Song Contest

    Co-written with Eric Ramsey

    Grand prize (2nd place) at DSA

    "Gone Gone Gone"

    "Gone Gone Gone" received the second-place Grand Prize Award in this year's Dallas Songwriters Association song contest

    Digging In The Ruins of Our Age With Michael R.J. Roth

    Northern Spirit Radio's Mark Helpsmeet Digs Deep

    Michael R. J. Roth writes his songs on the deep end of the meaning pool, and his tone has the same depth, so that some have called him a cool dark troubadour. His voice ranges, sometimes recalling the tones of a Gordon Lightfoot or a Johnny Cash, and sometimes a bit of John Prine. But what's especially wonderful is how after retirement from a number of professions, including that of a diplomat, Michael launched into full-time music production around 65, and he's put out more than 9 albums to date. After years living & working around the globe (including Cameroon, West Africa) and a lot of time in Washington DC, Michael calls Rio Rancho, NM home.


    the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC)

    Category Winners Announced


    The judges have made their selections for the 38th annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest sponsored by the Songwriters’ Association of Washington. I am happy to inform you that your songs received the following awards:

    God or Something was chosen for the Finalist award for the Lyrics Only category

    Broken Mirror was chosen for the Honorable Mention award for the Lyrics Only category


    Get off my lawn! now on Facebook

    Join the movement. Because it's better to be over the hill than under it.

    Songs for Easy Heroes