MiWi’s voice is frank, his phrasing crisp, his lyrics easy to grasp yet full of twists. The songs document a season in a life, offering empathy to the listener while asking for the same in return. New Way Home comes out on Team Love Records January 21, 2014.
Miwi La Lupa is a Singer, Songwriter, and Multi-instrumentalist from Buffalo, NY now living in New York City. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
He is an original member of New York bands Red Baraat, Thought, and Knights on Earth.
He has performed, toured and recorded with David Byrne/St. Vincent, Femi Kuti, Charlie Hunter, Conor Oberst, Bill Frisell, Spoon, Lou Reed, Antibalas, Mike Gordon Band, Noah and the Whale, The Impressions, Michael Leonhart, Nublu Orchestra (Butch Morris), Red Baraat, El P, Slide Hampton, Michael Franti, MMW, The Dap Kings, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Mocean Worker, Brazilian Girls, Fela! on Broadway/Lagos, Ozomatli, Thought, Beyondo, Knights on Earth, Smoota, Kenny Wollesen, and Les McCann.
He has been seen and heard on The Late Show with David Letterman, and on air at BBC, NPR, KCRW, and KEXP. He has played at The White House, Madison Square Garden, Bonnaroo, Montreal Jazz Fest, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Summerstage, Wakarusa, Molde Jazz fest (Norway), Bestival (Isle of Wight), Willisau (Switzerland), and other festivals in Italy, France, Finland, Poland, Brazil, Canada, Nigeria, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Greece.