Shane Tutmarc w/Little Bandit & The Bohannons
Shane Tutmarc’s musical roots run deep: His great-grandfather, Paul, is credited with inventing the electric bass guitar, and his grandfather, Bud, was an acclaimed steel guitar player. Before moving to Nashville, the youngest Tutmarc found some success in his native Pacific Northwest as the central figure in Dolour, a group whose best output mirrors The Shins and Jellyfish. His new material reveals that he hasn’t dropped out of the Brian Wilson School of Popular Song, but has added soul and R&B to his curriculum, thanks in part to co-producer Mike Leech, bass player and horn arranger on key sessions at Memphis’ American Sound Studio in the late ’60s and ’70s (think The Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, and Elvis). Fresh from opening a string of dates for Wanda Jackson, Tutmarc is joined by Little Bandit, the neo-outlaw country project “moved by the gospel of heartache” and headed by the multi-talented Alex Caress. Completing the bill are one of Chattanooga’s finest exports, The Bohannons, who make heavy rock ’n’ roll that’s equal parts Mötorhead and Neil Young, with lead guitar chops that rival both.
The 5 Spot
Show: 9:00 PM