Michael Franti (born April 21, 1966, in Oakland, California) is an American poet, musician, and composer of African, Native American, Irish, French, and German descent. Franti is the creator and lead vocalist of 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.
Live at 2 meter sessions, Bullet Sound studios Netherlands, 1994-11-30
Spearhead - Positive (Home - 1994, Capitol Records). Produced by Michael Franti, Charlie Hunter. Vocals: Michael Franti. Background Vocals: Mary Harris. Bass, Guitars & Harmonica: Charlie Hunter. Additional Guitar: Mike Tyler. Drums: Andy Kravitz.