‘Eliot’ Video!

R.I.P. Michael

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‘Red Winter Coat’ Video!

Pre-order ‘Shouting’ CD!

Hey Friends – you can now pre-order ‘Shouting At A Silent Sky’ directly from us at http://www.shanetutmarc.com! The album has been available for digital download through iTunes since June 11th, but for $1 cheaper you can order the real thing directly from the band.

If you’re in Seattle come on out to our show at the Tractor this Sunday. We are opening for the legendary Junior Brown, and we are pulling out all the stops. With our normal drummer out of town, we have Mark Pickerel augmenting this 9-piece band. We will have the lovely Chromettes (Mia, Alicia & Fiia), we’ll have Ryan Richter playing his beautiful hand-crafted Lap Steel, Brendan Bosworth laying down the law with his bass, and Ty Bailie blowin’ our minds with his inspired piano ticklin’.

Hope to see you there!
Shane

The Day Has Arrived

Shouting at a Silent Sky is now available at iTunes! Today is an action-packed day, firstly – tune in to KEXP (90.3 in Seattle or kexp.org worldwide) at NOON TODAY to hear us live with host Cheryl Waters. Then tonight at 8pm we are playing the Sunset Tavern for the Noise for the Needy Festival. Doors open at 8pm and we are on first, so get there early!

I have 7 other musicians joining me. Let me sing their praises a bit: starting with the usual cast of characters – Ryan Richter is playing a beautiful lap steel guitar that he designed himself, Brendan Bosworth is a bass wizard, and Brian (Brendan’s kid brother) Bosworth hits all the sweet spots with his drum kit. Now especially for today’s big events (album release on iTunes, performance on KEXP, and show at the Sunset) I was able to get some of the big guns from the album sessions. Johnny Sangster, who produced the album and played most of the lead guitar work, is joining us with his Gibson SG, Ty Bailie who created many “spotlight” moments on the album is blessing us with his piano/B3 work, and last but certainly not least THE CHROMETTES! The “Chromettes” is actually just a pet name for three very gifted, very versatile vocalists – Mia Katherine Boyle, Alicia Dara, and Fiia McGann. They are the backing singers on the album, and I am so
stoked to have them performing with us today.

Don’t forget to pick up the album today at iTunes!

Love,
Shane

Shouting at a Silent Sky – This Thursday!

Ladies and Gentlemen – There is a lot going on over here at Shane Tutmarc HQ.  Not only does Shouting At A Silent Sky hit iTunes on Thursday, but we also have a KEXP in-studio and Noise For the Needy Festival show at the Sunset that night.  

To make these shows extra special, we’ve expanded the line-up to an 8-piece band!  With the Chromettes (Mia Katherine Boyle, Alicia Dara, and Fiia McGann) singing back-up, Johnny Sangster on lead guitar, and Ty Bailie behind the keys we can perfectly capture these multi-layered album productions.  

Also, “Never Turnin’ Back” is the featured song right now at Sound on the Sound, and starting tomorrow they will be posted the first part of a multi-part interview that digs deep into the album and my musical journey.  There will be much more to talk about as this week progresses.  

More soon,

Shane

First ‘Shouting at a Silent Sky’ Review!

Don Yates, music director at KEXP raves:
“The Seattle singer-songwriter’s latest album (and the first recorded under just his own name) is not only his most musically well-rounded record, it’s also his best. Accompanied by Seattle mainstays Johnny Sangster (who also produced the album) and brother Jim Sangster along with Mark Pickerel and Ty Bailie, Tutmarc combines elements of garage-rock, folk, blues, country, gospel and pop into emotionally searing songs of spiritual disquiet and personal heartache.”

Birth of a New Era

Thanks to all of our friends and vast extended family that came out last night to the Comet Tavern to witness a new era being born. It was the first show I’d played in 7 months, and I kept my eyes closed for most of it. Trying to focus on the music, present it honestly, but everytime I opened my eyes I was surrounded by smiling faces and lovely people giving back all the energy I was putting out. Thank you. And a big thanks goes to my new band – Brendan Bosworth (who was part of the last line-up of Dolour back in the day) on bass, Ryan Richter (who played steel on Hey Lazarus!) on lap steel, and Brian Bosworth (Brendan’s brother and amazing graphic artist) on the trap kit.

We have some great stuff line-up including 2 performances on June 11th. At noon you can catch us live on KEXP with Cheryl Waters, and that evening you can see us at the Sunset in Ballard as part of the Noise for the Needy Festival.

Shouting at a Silent Sky
And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for – album artwork! My brother Brandon Tutmarc designed the perfect film-noir meets Blue Note album cover to match this sprawling American tale, Shouting At A Silent Sky. While I can’t give you an exact street date for the album yet, the goal is to have it available in some fashion by the KEXP and Sunset performances. We shall keep you posted.

Good Night and Good Luck,
Shane

Spring Cleaning

Doing some spring cleaning here at shanetutmarc.com. As we prepare the new album for release, we are offering you any two albums for only $15. Plus we now have the album prices even more affordable.

Go get ’em!

The album is finished!

After the initial two-day session at Chroma with the studio band, producer Johnny Sangster and I spent about 5 days on over-dubs, did a field recording at my grandma’s house, mixed the album at Electrokitty and now have mastered the album at RFI with Ed Brooks. Ed, incidentally, was the man who mastered my first album, Waiting for a World War, almost 9 years ago!

I’ve just uploaded the new masters of the songs (which include an updated version of Red Winter Coat, featuring Jamie Blood on some of the most eerie back-ups I’ve ever heard)…Enjoy! Also, see below for a new video my girlfriend and I shot in her condo. BTW – the condo will be for sale soon – wanna buy a condo in West Seattle? The “video props” are staying with us, though 🙂

Love,
Shane