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 35)
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, Solar Twin, 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 ground 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.

On December 16, 2012 KOMO-TV in Seattle, WA aired the documentary "Touch the Wall" about Olympic swimmer, Marin_Morrison. The film, produced by Eric_Johnson_(journalist) and Darrin Tegman, features a soundtrack by Tutmarc, including a new recording of "Across the River" (originally recorded with the Traveling Mercies) featured during the end credits.

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.[5]

On September 25th (Shane's birthday), 2016 - Tutmarc released the debut single "Slow Motion" for new project, Solar Twin.[6] The 2nd single, Black Sky Revisited was released in December 2016.[7]

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").



  • "The Shivering / That Dreadful Anthem" 7" (1997)
  • "Waiting for a World War" (2001)
  • "Iceland / The Ballad" 7" (2001)
  • "Suburbiac" (2002)
  • "CPR" EP (2003)
  • "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)"
    • 2013 Cover Series
      • "Ride (Single)" (2013)
      • "Portions for Foxes (Single)" (2013)
      • "Aneurysm (Single)" (2013)
  • "Borrowed Trouble" (2014)
    • 2015 Single-A-Month Series
      • "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 (Single)" (2015)
      • "What is This Love? (Single)" (2015)
      • "The Basement in Nashville (Single)" (2015)

Solar Twin[edit]

  • "Slow Motion (Single)" (2016)
  • "Black Sky Revisited (Single)" (2016)


List of contributions to other artists, with notes
Year Song(s) Album Artist Notes Reference
2001 "Interstellar Cattle Baron" Bending Bus EP Bending Bus Lead vocals. [8]
2003 "N/A" Emerald City EP United State of Electronica Songwriting, bass guitar, vocals. [9]
2004 "N/A" Tomorrow's Taken Ian McGlynn Producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocal harmonies. [10]
"N/A" United State of Electronica United State of Electronica Songwriting, bass guitar, vocals. [11]
2005 "The Longest Wait" A Pleasent Fiction Izabelle Vocal harmonies. [12]
"N/A" Life As A Spectator Crosstide Vocal harmonies. [citation needed]
"N/A" There's Only One Side Tonight Sameer Shukla Producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocal harmonies. [13]
"The Giant's Drink" Volcano Gatsby's American Dream Songwriting, vocals. [14]
2006 "Daddy's Little Girl" Get It The Lashes Songwriting. [citation needed]
2009 "N/A" Unspeakable Things Sirens Sister Vocal harmonies. [15]
2012 "Hey Mr. Pharisee" Hey Mr. Pharisee (Single) Ethan Luck Songwriting. [16]
2013 "Mean Kind of Love," "Let Me Be" Go to Hell Star Anna Songwriting, acoustic guitar, vocals. [17]
"The Drug Has a Voice" Wounds & Fears EP Ethan Luck Songwriting. [18]
2014 "N/A" Rattling the Cage EP Patrick Kinsley Producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocal harmonies. [19]
"Crow" Pure Delight Red Jacket Mine Vocals [20]
2015 "I Will Know Him," "Song in the Air," "The Sands of Time," "Once I Had a Glorious View," "Sweet Rivers of Redeeming Love," "The Sands of Time (Reprise)" Sing My Welcome Home Pacific Gold Songwriting. [21]
"She Says #1 (Come Back Home)," "Black Friday" Love Me Down Brian McSweeney Songwriting. [22]
"N/A" Silver Bullet Tanya Montana Coe Producer, multi-instrumentalist, co-writer on "Let My Love," "Did I," and "You're Gonna Love Me" [23]
2016 "That Was Me Then" That Was Me Then (Single) Slings & Arrows Songwriting
"N/A" denotes contributions on all songs.


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