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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Michael R. J. Roth

Recommended if you like: Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen

Story behind your band/artist name: It's my name

Band Members: Michael R. J. Roth

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : VA

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Award-winning songwriter Michael R. J. Roth has been noted as “an amazing writer” (by Indie Connect CEO Vinny Ribas) whose songs have “the kind of lyrics that make Nashville writers salivate.” He is in the Great American Song Contest Hall of Fame, has been listed as “One to Watch” by NSAI, and earned two Honorable Mentions in the American Songwriter magazine’s lyric competition. Two songs were finalists in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Songwriter Michael R. J. Roth was the First Place Lyric Winner of the Unisong International Song Contest, First Place Lyric Winner in the Great American Song Contest, First and Second Place Lyric Winner in the Austin Songwriters Group and First, Second and Third place Lyric Winner at the Dallas Songwriters Association competition. Two of his songs received Honorable Mention in American Songwriter Magazine's Lyric Competition. He won First Place in the Christian music category in the 2016 Dallas Songwriters Association competition, and third place and honorable mention in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Many other songs have been finalists or received Commendations or Honorable Mention in those and other competitions, including the UK Songwriting Contest and the Independent Singer-Songwriter Association (ISSA) Song Contest.His poetry has appeared in Rolling Stone and literary magazines.

Official Website URL: http://www.easyheroes.com/

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/michaelrjroth/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/michael-r.-j.-roth/id65208698

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/07FyKyNtdDcBJLudxH40rh

Other Links: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/MichaelRJRoth

Main Genre: Indie

Other Genres: folk, singer-songwriter, lyricist, lyrics, Christian, Americana, country