Formed 1986.


Lambchop, originally Posterchild, is a band from Nashville, Tennessee. Lambchop is loosely associated with the alternative country genre. The music website Allmusic refers to them as "arguably the most consistently brilliant and unique American group to emerge during the 1990s".

Never a band with a "core" lineup, Lambchop has consisted of a large and fluid collective of musicians focused around its creative centre, frontman Kurt Wagner. Initially indebted to traditional country, the music has subsequently moved through a range of influences including post-rock, soul and lounge music.

Whatever the style, the characteristic mood of Lambchop's music is evoked by Wagner's distinctive songwriting: lyrically subtle and ambiguous, the vocals melodic but understated. American Songwriter Magazine describes Wagner's lyrics as "witty and deeply insightful."

They were the backing band for Vic Chesnutt on his 1998 album The Salesman and Bernadette.

Former bass player Marc Trovillion died of a heart attack in October 2013, aged 56.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Mr M

    Mr M 2012

    Reviewed by Tom Hocknell
    There’s Sinatra swing to Lambchop’s latest, but it’s a twisted take on a new style.
  2. Review of OH (Ohio)

    OH (Ohio) 2008

    Reviewed by Henry Barnes
    Leaves you wondering where Kurt Wagner's capable of going from here
  3. Review of Aw C'mon/No You C'mon

    Aw C'mon/No You C'mon 2004

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    But underneath all the colours and textures of country, Philly soul and new wave...
  4. Review of Is A Woman

    Is A Woman

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Slow, elegaic and unhurried, it settles like summer dust on the ears and never once...
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