Native American singer-songwriter, Michael Bucher releases his new recording, Believe. Believe picks up where his award winning CD Seven left off. Believe cranks it up a notch or two and is evident with the songs he's put down in this highly anticipated CD. His approach to songwriting, as only a few in this genre can do, and as Native People's magazine writes of Michael,'an American songwriting icon', is stronger than ever. The musical versatility in songs like Fat Cats, Sacred Ground, For Chief Joseph, Blessings and the title track Believe are enough to satisfy all styles. He has dedicated this CD to the children throughout Indian Country who are battling their struggle with suicide. A rate 70% higher than any other race in the country in ages 18 and under. It's for who and why he wrote the title track Believe. As usual for Michael, he sings about issues and topics in Indian Country he feels strongly about and uniquely covers them in these 11 new songs. All are straight from the heart, and as usual, straight into yours. Produced by Peter Phippen, Jason Introwitz, and Michael Bucher. All songs were recorded, mixed and mastered at The Sound Garage, Menominie, Wisconsin. Jason Introwitz engineer, except for Texas Cherokee, which was recorded, mixed and mastered at Skyline Studios, Eau Clare, Wisconsin. Evar Lunde, engineer. All bass guitar by Peter Phippen. All percussion and keyboard by Jason Introwitz. Native drum used in the recording of this CD made by Michael Bucher. Special guest artists include Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke (electric slide guitar) and Curtis Brown (blues harp) on Fat Cats, Josh Entzminger (lead guitar) on Believe, Kevin Brown (resonator dobro guitar handmade by Kevin) on Mountain Top Removal, Douglas Bluefeather (Native American flute) and Sarah Maurer (background vocals) on Texas Cherokee. 'My music has always been a reflection of where I stand on certain issues, what I have learned, been through, and healed from. 'Believe' is just that. One of the most important things I've learned so far on my Journey is to believe. That may sound overly simplistic, however, if we don't believe, we don't have hope, without hope, no dreams for today or the future. May we all Believe.' says Michael Bucher. Bucher is a 2007 Native American Music Award Nominee for Best Folk Album and Best Debut Artist (Seven); 2007 Indian Summer Music Awards Nominee for Best Folk Album and Best Pop Album (Seven); 2008 NAMA nominee for Best Short Form Music Video for Dirty Water; 2008 Native E Music Awards Winner for Best Political Song for Don't Forget About Me; 2009 Native American Music Awards Nominee for Best Male Artist, Best Music Video for Don't Forget About Me, Best Record, Best Compilation (Bitter Tears Sacred Ground); 2009 Native American Music Awards Winner for Best Compilation (Bitter Tears Sacred Ground) and, 2009 Grammy 1st Round for the Best Folk and Americana Recording (Bitter Tears Sacred Ground) on Hondo Mesa Records. Michael Bucher is a Cherokee singer-songwriter who was taught from the beginning of his memory the stories, language and legends of his people. His songs are intended to teach, heal and bring awareness to everyone who hears them. He sings about topics that are important to him and others in Indian Country. From the desecration of sacred sites, to Cherokee legends, to the sometimes seemingly Invisible Indian, there's a passionate quality throughout. With strong vocals and heartfelt lyrics, his music is a blend of acoustic guitar, native and a contemporary drum, flute, shakers, rattles, bass and electric guitars, and cuts a swath through native folk, blues and rock. On the Net: Michael Bucher SonicBids.com/michaelbucher Studio West Management | PK Productions LLC.