Michael R. J. Roth
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Michael R. J. Roth

Rio Rancho, NM | Established. Jan 01, 1979 | SELF

Rio Rancho, NM | SELF
Established on Jan, 1979
Solo Americana Folk

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"Mary Dawson, CQK Records & Music"

"A brilliant lyric in every sense of the word! Great imagery - great rhymes - great message!"

"Incredibly creative and imaginative! Almost apocalyptic feel!" - Mary Dawson, CQK Records & Music


"Broadjam CEO Roy Elkins"

"A real John Prine feel to the lyric writing... This is thoughtful, unique and exceptional lyric writing." - Dallas Songwriters Association


""Seminars in great lyric writing”"

“His shows are seminars in great lyric writing”
-- Video Producer Steve Pendlebury -


"Vinny Ribas, CEO Indie Connect"

“An amazing songwriter” -


"“A masterful writer”"

Pamela Phillips Oland -


"“Michael Roth is the Townes Van Zandt of our time. His lyrics are so deeply probing that they will touch your very soul.""

Scott Thorn -


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Michael R. J. Roth has been called "a cool dark troubadour...a modern day poet not unlike Townes Van Zandt" and a "Jedi songwriter," evoking a mix of Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, and others with lyrics known for their intriguing imagery and "deep, profound truth." Lori McKenna called him "Brilliant."

He was the lyric winner of the 2019 NSAI Song Contest, the Great American Song Contest, and a Gold Award winner in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. He He is featured in the Great American Song Hall of Fame, and is known for his award-winning, original acoustic songs with "the kind of lyrics that make Nashville writers salivate." NSAI named him "One to Watch." 

Past songwriting awards include First Place Lyric Winner in the Unisong International Song Contest, the Great American Song Contest, the Austin Songwriters Group and the Dallas Songwriters Association competitions, as well as two Honorable Mentions in American Songwriter Magazine.

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