John Darnielle

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Birthday
16, 1967
Birthplace
Bloomington, IN
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
16, 1967 (age 51)
Birthplace
Bloomington, IN

About

Frontman and multi-instrumentalist for the poignant indie folk band Mountain Goats, the ensemble known for songs like "This Year."

Before Fame

He worked as a psychiatric nurse when he had his first exposure to the range of human suffering, and he began writing songs around the same time.

Trivia

Picking topics like childhood trauma and struggles in life, he uses his songs to convey the message that negativity can make one feel alive.

Family Life

He was born in Bloomington, Indiana. He married Lalitree Darnielle and together they have two sons, Roman and Moses.

Associated With

He appeared on an episode of Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central late night show.