Ira Kaplan

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Date of Birth January 7, 1957
Place of Birth New York
Age 64 years old
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Ira Kaplan

Ira Kaplan is a co-founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter in the American indie rock band Yo La Tengo. He is married to the band's co-founder Georgia Hubley. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Kaplan formed Yo La Tengo in the early 1980s. Previously, he worked as a music critic for the SoHo Weekly News, New York Rocker and Village Voice, as well as serving as a soundman, roadie and backup musician for Mofungo and other New York-area bands. Kaplan's life, family, and musical development were chronicled in the book Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock, by Jesse Jarnow. Kaplan's vocals were featured in Eluvium's 2013 album Nightmare Ending in the song "Happiness". He sporadically hosts a free-form radio program on WFMU under the name "Ira the K."

Born: January 7, 1957, Queens, New York, United States
Genres: Indie rock
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active: 1984–present
Associated acts: Yo La Tengo
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About Ira Kaplan

Guitarist and vocalist who is one of the founding members of indie rock group Yo La Tengo.

Before Fame

He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.


Before forming Yo La Tengo, he worked as a music critic for publications like Scribe, SoHo Weekly News and Village Voice.

Family Life

His wife is Yo La Tengo drummer Georgia Hubley.


He befriended filmmaker Hal Hartley in college. Hal often uses Yo La Tengo's music in his movies.

Information related to Ira Kaplan

  • Yo La Tengo members
  • Jewish rock musicians
  • Sarah Lawrence College alumni
  • American radio DJs
  • American indie rock musicians
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Latest information about Ira Kaplan updated on January 17, 2021.

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