Kurt Wagner (musician)

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Kurt Wagner
Born 1959 (age 57–58)[1]
Genres Alternative country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, carpenter[1]
Associated acts Lambchop, Kort, HeCTA

Kurt Wagner (born 1959)[1] is an American musician, and the singer and songwriter of the Nashville-based alternative country band Lambchop. In 2015 he launched an electronic music project named HeCTA.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Wagner was born in the SouthNashville, Tennessee — to Northerner parents.[1][3] As a youth, he wore his hair very long, which set him further as an outcast among other youngsters.[3]

He attended art school[3] in Memphis, Tennessee.[4]

Career[edit]

Wagner worked as a carpenter,[4] laying wooden floors both before the success of Lambchop in the 1990s and afterwards.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Mary Mancini who was elected Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party on January 10, 2015 as the second woman to be elected to that position.[5] Previously she ran, unsuccessfully, in the Democratic primary against Jeff Yarbro for Senate District 21, which includes much of West Nashville in 2014. "I tell everybody, if you want to run for office some day and have an incredible fundraising event, marry a musician about 15-20 years before you declare your candidacy," Mancini said in a press release.[6]

Wagner was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the 2000s and received treatment.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Something Missing, A Conversation Between The Altered Statesman And Kurt Wagner (self-released 2012) - vinyl and digital distribution
  • Kurt (self-released 2007) - tour only CD from European solo tour

EPs[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Other projects[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hasted, Nick (February 6, 2004). "Kurt Wagner: The quiet American". The Independent. Archived from the original on November 26, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2017. Their leader, Kurt Wagner, 45....It was in 1960, when Wagner was two, that he was taken by his liberal, Northern parents to Nashville, deep in the South 
  2. ^ Gordon, Jeremy (June 9, 2015). "Lambchop's Kurt Wagner launches electronic music project HeCTA, shares "Til' Someone Gets Hurt"". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Hann, Michael (February 9, 2012). "Kurt Wagner on Lambchop, Nashville – and being seen as a redneck". The Guardian. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Hasted, Nick (February 6, 2004). "Kurt Wagner: The quiet American". The Independent. Archived from the original on November 26, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ Hale, Steven. "Mary Mancini elected TNDP Chair". Nashville Scene. City Press LLC. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Mancini, Mary. "Nixon for Mancini". maryforsenate.com. Mary Mancini for State Senate. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2017.