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Genres  Indie rock
Name  Ira Kaplan
Role  Vocalist
Years active  1984–present
Spouse  Georgia Hubley
Associated acts  Yo La Tengo

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Born  January 7, 1957 (age 59) Queens, New York, United States (1957-01-07)
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter, musician
Music groups  Yo La Tengo (Since 1984), The A-Bones
Movies  Tall Time Tales, The Book of Life, Junior High School

Instruments  Vocals, Guitar, Piano

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Ira Kaplan (born January 7, 1957) is the co-founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter of the American indie rock band Yo La Tengo. He is married to Georgia Hubley, Yo La Tengo's vocalist, drummer, songwriter and co-founder.


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A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Kaplan formed Yo La Tengo in the early 1980s. Previously, he worked as a music critic for such publications as 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.

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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 (Avery Books, 2012).

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Kaplan's vocals were featured in Eluvium's 2013 album Nightmare Ending in the song "Happiness".

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He sporadically hosts a free-form radio program on WFMU under the name "Ira the K."

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Kaplan's gear is a point of interest for many fans and aspiring guitarists.


  • Candy Apple Red Fender Jazzmaster, with tortoise shell pickguard.
  • Sunburst Fender Jaguar
  • Natural Fender Stratocaster
  • Sunburst Jerry Donahue Signature Telecaster
  • Purple Sparkle Danelectro 12-string
  • Candy Apple Red Fender Coronado
  • Amps

  • Fender Super Reverb
  • Fender Vibro-Lux
  • Pedals

  • Pro Co RAT (Two units are used)
  • Boss TU-2 Tuner
  • Boss OD-2 TURBO OverDrive
  • Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer
  • Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
  • Digitech PDS-8000 Delay
  • Line 6 DL4
  • Line 6 MM4
  • Mu-Tron III +
  • Vox Wah
  • Custom switching unit for routing & triggering between the two amplifiers.
  • References

    Ira Kaplan Wikipedia

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