Michael Franti & Spearhead
This Friday, we’ll feature the music of Michael Franti & Spearhead on Feature Artist Friday.
Michael Franti is an American rapper, musician, poet, activist, documentarian, and singer-songwriter. Michael Franti is known for having participated in many musical projects (most of them with a political and social emphasis), including the Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues, and he is especially an advocate for peace in the Middle East.
While the Spearhad project launched in 1994, Franti’s star really began to rise in 2008 with the success of “Say Hey (I Love You),” a top 20 US hit single. “The Sound of Sunshine” from 2010 and “The Flower” from earlier this year are just a couple of other radio hits he’s enjoyed.
We are very excite that Michael Franti & Spearhead will play Sonic Lunch Thursday August 22nd with special guest Abigail Stauffer.
Listen at the top of every hour for your favorites from Michael Franti & Spearhead on Feature Artist Friday!