Curt Kirkwood

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Background informationCurt Kirkwood_header_cell_0_1_0
Birth nameCurt Kirkwood_header_cell_0_2_0 Curtis Matthew KirkwoodCurt Kirkwood_cell_0_2_1
BornCurt Kirkwood_header_cell_0_3_0 (1959-01-10) January 10, 1959 (age 61)

Amarillo, Texas, U.S.Curt Kirkwood_cell_0_3_1

OriginCurt Kirkwood_header_cell_0_4_0 Austin, Texas, U.S.Curt Kirkwood_cell_0_4_1
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InstrumentsCurt Kirkwood_header_cell_0_7_0 Curt Kirkwood_cell_0_7_1
Years activeCurt Kirkwood_header_cell_0_8_0 1980–presentCurt Kirkwood_cell_0_8_1
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Curtis Matthew "Curt" Kirkwood (born January 10, 1959) is an American musician best known as the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter for alternative rock group Meat Puppets. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_0

He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but currently resides in Austin, Texas. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_1

Biography Curt Kirkwood_section_0

Curt Kirkwood formed the Meat Puppets along with his brother Cris on bass, and drummer Derrick Bostrom. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_2

The trio went in a hiatus in 1996 after a long career where the band became hailed as one of the premier and innovative indie bands as well as briefly achieving mainstream success in the early 1990s. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_3

As the group's lead vocalist and primary songwriter, Curt is the sole member of the original trio to have played in all of the band's incarnations since 1980. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_4

He re-formed the Meat Puppets in 1999 with Kyle Ellison (guitar), Andrew Duplantis (bass) and Shandon Sahm (drums) to complete one studio album, Golden Lies, released in 2000. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_5

The new lineup disbanded in 2002 after the departure of Duplantis. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_6

After the Meat Puppets, Curt toured as a solo act before banding together with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh to form Eyes Adrift. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_7

They released a self-titled album in 2002 and toured the United States before going separate ways. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_8

Curt then formed another band, Volcano, which only released one album, before he decided to focus on his solo career. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_9

His first solo album Snow was released in October 2005. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_10

He is also an artist and created the cover art for several Meat Puppets albums, as well as for Stephen Beachy's novel The Whistling Song. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_11

In 2006, the Meat Puppets re-formed with Cris back on bass and drummers Ted Marcus and Shandon Sahm serving as replacements for Derrick Bostrom until he returned to the band in 2018. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_12

Since reforming, the band has released five new albums, Rise to Your Knees (2007), Sewn Together (2009), Lollipop (2011), Rat Farm (2013) and Dusty Notes (2019). Curt Kirkwood_sentence_13

Personal life Curt Kirkwood_section_1

Kirkwood is the grandson of Carl W. Renstrom, who was owner of Tip-Top Products and a multi-millionaire from Omaha, Nebraska. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_14

Curt is the father of twins, and his son, Elmo, is also a guitar player, often playing with his father and uncle. Curt Kirkwood_sentence_15

Discography Curt Kirkwood_section_2

Meat Puppets Curt Kirkwood_section_3

Main article: Meat Puppets Discography Curt Kirkwood_sentence_16

Nirvana Curt Kirkwood_section_4

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Eyes Adrift Curt Kirkwood_section_5

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Volcano Curt Kirkwood_section_6

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  • Volcano (2004)Curt Kirkwood_item_2_2

Solo Curt Kirkwood_section_7

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  • Snow (2005)Curt Kirkwood_item_3_3

The Dean Ween Group Curt Kirkwood_section_8

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  • The Deaner Album (2016)Curt Kirkwood_item_4_4

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