John Stirratt

Born: 
11/26/1967
City: 
New Orleans
Region: 
LA
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1989-present
Instruments: 
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Associated Artists: 

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John Stirratt is the bassist for Wilco and the former guitarist/bassist of Uncle Tupelo.

Stirratt was born in New Orleans in 1967 and grew up in Mandeville. John attended Mandeville High School and the University of Mississippi. He joined Uncle Tupelo in 1993 and founded Wilco with Jeff Tweedy in 1995. He and Jeff Tweedy are the only original members of Wilco still with the band.

Stirratt is also the twin brother of Laurie Stirratt, of Blue Mountain. Together they released an album in 2004 titled Arabella, under the name Laurie and John. Stirratt and Pat Sansone also have another band, The Autumn Defense, who are responsible for three full-length albums, The Green Hour in 2000, Circles in 2003, and the self-titled The Autumn Defense in 2007. John also released albums under the Hilltops and Gimmiecaps prior to joining Uncle Tupelo.

Discography

Released: 1998