Imagine my absolute delight when I discovered that the 6'6" powerhouse of love and positivity was not only coming to perform in Durango, CO, but that I would have the privilege of interviewing him. I can't think of a better person to connect with for my first Carve Deeper Content Podcast episode.

Having turned 50 this year, the man is refreshingly human, through and through - totally unaffected by his celebrity despite the fact that he's an internationally loved musician, singer/songwriter, spoken word poet, rapper, filmmaker and advocate for a wide spectrum of environmental and social justice topics. His music is thought provoking, moving, enlivening, ass shaking, soulful and often confronting. 

Listen to his words and be moved to choose positivity, to be grateful, to connect, to dance, to be brave and to always, always turn toward love. 

For more information about Michael Franti and Spearhead, visit and for information about his Do It For The Love Foundation, which grants live music concert wishes to people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans, visit

I believe in the power of positivity, and positivity is not something you’re born with. It’s something you have to practice.
— Michael Franti