The Road Unknown

by Michael Jantzen

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Stay in Love 04:12
All is Well 03:16


You are listening to the culmination of a dream. As I set out on this road unknown, I discovered incredible gifts of friendship and musical collaboration in the welcoming arts community of Mission, BC. It is because of so many cheering me on that I have these songs to share with you today. To read the lyrics and a complete list of all those I’d like to thank, please visit my website:

Thank you for listening! I hope you enjoy it and share it with others.

Michael Jantzen, 2015


released September 5, 2015

All songs written by Michael Jantzen (acoustic guitar & lead vocals)
Solomon Janzen: bass on 2-5 & 8, slide guitar on 2-4, backing vocals on 2
Tony O'Hara: electric guitar on 3, 5, 8, backing vocals on 1-6, 8
Jennie Bice: violin on 2, 4, 5, 7, backing vocals on 2
Steve Grosvenor: electric guitar on 1 & 6
Larry Vollans: acoustic guitar on 1 & 7
Jonathan Velasquez: bass on 1, 6, 7
Shelby Velasquez: backing vocals on 5
Michelle Scott: backing vocals on 7
Stefan Tavares: drums on 1, 6, 7
Jon Saldanha: drums on 2-5, 8
Leonard Janzen: banjo on 4
Brian Chan: cello on 5 & 8

Produced by Jonathan Velasquez & Michael Jantzen
Recorded at The Creative Shop Studios, Langley, BC.
Engineered and mastered by Jonathan Velasquez
Graphic Design by Grant Bielefeld
Photography by Stephanie Jantzen


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Michael Jantzen Abbotsford, British Columbia

Vancouver area recording artist, Michael Jantzen, carves out his own space between folk and country.

His songs have a way of making themselves at home with our hopes and hurts — of reminding us that it’s the twists and turns that teach us the most. As the chorus of the opening track says, “The road unknown is inlaid with finest gold.”
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