Kevin Rutmanis

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Kevin Rutmanis (born October 17, 1958) is an American bass guitarist. He is of Latvian descent. Before getting into music he was a student teacher.[1]In late 1985, along with his younger brother Sandris Rutmanis, Thor Eisentrager, and then Jayhawks drummer Norm Rogers, he started the band The Cows.[2] After the dissolution of The Cows, Rutmanis was the bass guitar player for The Melvins from 1998 to 2005.[3][4] He was also the bass guitarist in the supergroup Tomahawk featuring Mike Patton.[5] Kevin played bass on Tomahawk's first two CDs titled Tomahawk[6] and Mit Gas,[7] and played for two world tours supporting those CDs.



Main article: Cows (band)


Main article: Melvins


Main article: Tomahawk (band)



  1. ^ "Weekly Random 2.10 Special Guest: Kevin Rutmanis from Hepa/Titus". Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Dougan, John. "Overview: The Cows". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Prato, Greg. "Biography: Melvins". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Melvins Part Ways With Bassist". Blabbermouth. June 23, 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Tomahawk". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Butler, Blake. "Review: Tomahawk". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  7. ^ Carr, Daphne. "Review:Mit Gas". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010.