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|Also known as||Miguel from Oakland|
|Born||January 26, 1981|
|Origin||Oakland, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Singer-songwriter, Folk punk, anti-folk, folk, country|
|Associated acts||Citizen Fish, Kimya Dawson, Leftover Crack, Greg Ashley|
Roberto Miguel, a.k.a. Miguel from Oakland (born 26 January 1981 in Oakland, California), is an American singer, songwriter, and visual artist. His music often utilizes a mixture of political ideologies, humorous themes, surreal self-retrospection and local identity. Roberto maintains a strict vegan diet and leads a straight edge lifestyle. He has played with Leftover Crack and is currently a member of Citizen Fish.
Poetry and art
Miguel has had poetry published by American comics in a series titled BellyButton Comix by Sophie Crumb. In 2007, Miguel produced a series of intricate etching and pen line drawings inspired by concepts in George Bataille's seminal book The Accrused Share. In 2009, his art was displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York city. It was presented as a video art project accompanying his song, seasons.