Danceable Indie World with catchy grooves & inspiring lyrics. 

Papa Muse

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With catchy hooks and funky dance-able grooves, Papa Muse plays a blend of world music mixed with progressive rock and even some blues. The songs are polished and often moving in different directions and with meaningful lyrics they are relate-able and easy to digest. The live show is dynamic and interactive, so while the message behind the music can be deep and introspective, the live show is light, whimsical and fun. "I want to inspire a sense of community empowerment and affect positive change, but without sounding preachy, so I try to keep my live show light and fun while singing about what matters most. And in all honesty I'm kind of a comical goofball naturally anyway." Way

In late 2016 Papa Muse released a free 6 song rock EP entitled "Meaning Makers 6EP" and recently finished an impressive music video for the title track. These songs are from the full length album "Meaning Makers." The full length CD of 13 songs is currently only available at live shows or special order.

On Meaning Makers, Papa Muse plays a distinctive hard hitting style of melodic rock. "The newest album ranges from pop to hard rock to prog rock to grunge, with strong melodies and hooks throughout." The Ithaca Journal

A charismatic, inspirational, and wacky character, band leader Way was the principal organizer for The Musefest, an annual music festival based near Ithaca, N.Y. He also ran a successful promotions and publicity company, a hotel for musicians, and has written for several music publications. Way most recently put his focus on both his band and music career and also an environmental campaign he created called the Plastic Free Challenge to raise awareness about plastic pollution on social media. 

Achievements for Papa Muse include countless headlining bar gigs, festival showcases, support of national acts as diverse as Fishbone, Jymkata and the Pietasters, as well as several television appearances.The music truly speaks for itself,  please give Papa Muse a listen. We hope that you will be inspired and impressed.