Former Lambchop bassist Marc Trovillion passed away last week after suffering a heart attack. He was 56 years old.
Trovillion was a founding member of the Nashville-based band and referred to himself as a “charter member.” It was in the bassist’s bedroom where he, Kurt Wagner and Jim Watkins first got together to jam in 1987, and he was featured on every Lambchop release from 1994’s I Hope You’re Sitting Down/Jack’s Tulips up through 2002’s Is a Woman.
“No matter where Lambchop might have been — in smoky practice sessions, packed into a 15-passenger van, or playing the great concert halls of Europe — Marc’s steady, solid bass playing and his innate sense of humor served as the glue that kept Lambchop together,” band label Merge Records shared in a statement. “‘Buddie T,’ as he was known by friends, supplied the band with a steady stream of jokes, off-the-wall stories and whatever beer could be found close to hand. Along with helping to define the band’s sound, he also made his own contributions to Lambchop’s recorded output, including “The Theme From the Neil Miller Show,” the closing track from What Another Man Spills.”
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Marc Trovillion.