Kevin Rutmanis

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Kevin Rutmanis (born October 17, 1958) is an American bass guitarist. He is of Latvian descent. In late 1985, along with his younger brother Sandris Rutmanis, Thor Eisentrager, and then Jayhawks drummer Norm Rogers started the band The Cows.[1] After the dissolution of The Cows, Rutmanis was the bass guitar player for The Melvins from 1998 to 2005.[2][3] He was also the bass guitarist in the supergroup Tomahawk featuring Mike Patton.[4] Kevin played bass on Tomahawk's first two CDs titled Tomahawk[5] and Mit Gas,[6] and played for two world tours supporting those CDs.







  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Overview: The Cows". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Prato, Greg. "Biography: Melvins". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Melvins Part Ways With Bassist". Blabbermouth. June 23, 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Tomahawk". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Butler, Blake. "Review: Tomahawk". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Carr, Daphne. "Review:Mit Gas". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010.