Los Alamos, New Mexico, songwriter Michael R. J. Roth has performed
throughout Northern Mexico as both a solo artist and with the
groups Eyes Only and Easy Heroes during the 1980's.
He is also a poet whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, academic
literary magazines, and the underground press. He was an editor
and publisher of Read Street magazine, which was named an "Outstanding
Small Press Publication" by the Pushcart Prize. One of Roth's
songs ("Faded Beauty") took first place in the lyric
competition of the 2001 Unisong International Song Contest.