Shane Tutmarc

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Shane Tutmarc
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Shane Tutmarc, 2007
Background information
Born (1981-09-25) September 25, 1981 (age 34)
Origin Born Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Resides Nashville, Tennessee U.S.
Genres Rock & roll
Alternative Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Producer
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts Tanya Montana Coe, Fleet Foxes, Shane Tutmarc & the Traveling Mercies, United State of Electronica, Dolour.

Shane Tutmarc (born September 25, 1981) is an American producer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist. No Depression magazine described Tutmarc's music as " a sound where all the rules of alt. country (or anything usually tagged "Americana") are grinded down in a kaleidoscope of inventive, stylistic detours, with hints of surrealism."[1] Wanda Jackson called Tutmarc "one of my new favorite voices in rock and roll!”[2] Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes said, "Shane is someone I'm very proud to have played music with when we were both coming up in Seattle - he's got an amazing ear for melody and a restless spirit of invention.".[2]

Tutmarc is the great-grandson of Paul Tutmarc, who has been credited as the inventor of the electric bass [1]. His grandfather, Bud Tutmarc, was a well-known Hawaiian steel guitar player. Shane was the leader of Seattle band Dolour from 1997 to 2007. He has played in several other bands, including United State of Electronica and Shane Tutmarc & The Traveling Mercies. In June 2009, Tutmarc released his first solo album, Shouting At A Silent Sky. In January 2010, he re-located to Nashville, TN.[3] Several of his songs have been featured on television programs, including Anthony Bourdain's The Layover on the Travel Channel, 30 for 30 Bo Jackson ESPN documentary, and Amish Mafia on the Discovery Channel.

Throughout 2013, Tutmarc released a series of covers, including Lana Del Rey's "Ride," Rilo Kiley's "Portions for Foxes" and Nirvana's "Aneurysm." [4]

Starting in January 2015, Tutmarc partnered with In Music We Trust Records to release a single-a-month series for the whole of 2015, which will be collected into a full-length album in 2016. [[5]]

Producing for Other Artists[edit]

In 2004, Tutmarc produced Ian McGlynn's debut album, "Tomorrow's Taken" (2004). In addition to producing and arranging the LP, Tutmarc also played many instruments including drums, synthesizer, guitar, and bass. In 2005, Sameer Shukla's debut album, "There's Only One Side Tonight" (2005), became Tutmarc's 2nd outside production. Again, Tutmarc played most of the backing instruments, including backing vocals. In 2013, Tutmarc produced Patrick Kinsley's debut EP, "Rattling the Cage" (2014), again performing most of the backing instruments himself. In late 2013-mid-2014, Tutmarc produced Tanya Montana Coe's debut album, "Silver Bullet" (2015). In addition to playing most of the instruments on the record, Shane is credited as a co-writer (with Coe) on three songs ("Let My Love," "Did I," and "You're Gonna Love Me").



  • "Waiting for a World War" (2001)
  • "Suburbiac" (2002)
  • "New Old Friends" (2004)
  • "A Matter of Time: 2000-2005" (Compilation) (2005)
  • "The Years in the Wilderness" (2007)

Shane Tutmarc & The Traveling Mercies[edit]

  • "I'm Gonna Live the Life I Sing About In My Song" (2007)
  • "Hey Lazarus!" (2008)


  • "Shouting At A Silent Sky (2009)"
  • "Ride (Single)" (2013)
  • "Portions for Foxes (Single)" (2013)
  • "Aneurysm (Single)" (2013)
  • "Poison Apple (Single)" (2015)
  • "Tennessee Girl (Single)" (2015)
  • "When You Found Me (Single)" (2015)
  • "Suicide Weather (Single)" (2015)
  • "Til Daddy Gets Paid (Single)" (2015)
  • "Out of the Dark (Single)" (2015)
  • "Goin' Goin' Gone (Single)" (2015)
  • "So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway (Single)" (2015)
  • "I Never Said Anything" (2015)


  • Tanya Montana Coe - "Silver Bullet" - (2015) - produced and performed many instruments. Co-write on "Let My Love," "Did I," and "You're Gonna Love Me."
  • Brian McSweeney - "Love Me Down" (2015) - co-writer on "She Says #1 (Come Back Home)" and "Black Friday."
  • Pacific Gold - "Sing My Welcome Home" (2015) - co-writer on six tracks
  • Red Jacket Mine - "Crow" from "Pure Delight" EP (2014) - guest vocals
  • Patrick Kinsley - "Rattling the Cage" (2014) - produced, and performed many instruments, and vocal harmonies.
  • Ethan Luck - "Wounds & Fears" - (EP) - (2013) - co-writer on "The Drug Has a Voice"
  • Star Anna - "Go to Hell" (2013) - co-writer, backing vocals and guitar on "Mean Kind of Love", and co-writer and backing vocals on "Let Me Be." [6]
  • Ethan Luck - "Hey, Mr. Pharisee" (Single) - (2012) - co-writer
  • Sirens Sister – "Unspeakable Things" (2009), vocal harmonies.
  • The Lashes - "Daddy's Little Girl" from "Get It" (2006) - co-writer
  • Gatsby's American Dream – "The Giant's Drink" from "Volcano" (2005), songwriting and vocals.
  • Sameer Shukla – "There's Only One Side Tonight" (2005), produced, and performed many instruments.
  • Crosstide – "Life As A Spectator" (2005), vocal harmonies.
  • Izabelle – "The Longest Wait" from "A Pleasant Fiction" (2005), vocal harmonies.
  • U.S.E. – "s/t/" (2004), songwriting, bass guitar, and vocals.
  • Ian McGlynn – "Tomorrow's Taken" (2004), produced, and performed many instruments, and vocal harmonies.
  • Bending Bus – Shane contributed lead vocals to "Interstellar Cattle Baron" from Bending Bus' EP (2002).


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