Michael Lewis (musician)

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Mike Lewis
Birth name Michael Lewis
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Genres Indie rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Saxophone, bass guitar
Years active 1997-present
Associated acts Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Jack White, St. Vincent, Dosh, Fog, Gayngs, Happy Apple, The Tallest Man on Earth, Hiss Golden Messenger

Mike Lewis (born Michael Lewis) is a saxophonist and bassist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a founding member of contemporary jazz groups Happy Apple and Fat Kid Wednesdays.[1] He also plays electric bass in Alpha Consumer and Red Start.

Mike Lewis has contributed to other projects such as Fog's Ditherer and Gayngs' Relayted. He is currently a member of Andrew Bird's band, as well as Dosh, Bon Iver, and The Tallest Man on Earth.[2]

After trying trumpet, Mike Lewis settled on the saxophone at age 10.[citation needed]


Happy Apple[edit]

  • Blown Shockwaves And Crash Flow (1997)
  • Part Of The Solution Problem (1998)
  • Please Refrain From Fronting (2001)
  • Youth Oriented (2002)
  • The Peace Between Our Companies (2004)
  • Happy Apple Back On Top (2007)


  • So Far From Over (2004)



  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Happy Apple Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  2. ^ Espeland, Pamela (February 25, 2009). "Michael Lewis tours with Andrew Bird, turns up on Letterman and Leno". Minnpost. 

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