Original Lambchop bassist Marc Trovillion dies, aged 56

Trovillion played on every Lambchop album until 2002's 'Is A Woman'

Original Lambchop bassist Marc Trovillion dies, aged 56
Former Lambchop bassist Marc Trovillion has passed away at the age of 56.

Trovillion died of a heart attack at his home in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 9, Consequence of Sound reports. He is survived by his son, for whom a trust has been established, as well as by his mother and two brothers.

Trovillion played on every album by alt-country favourites Lambchop until 2002's 'Is A Woman' and his longtime bandmate Jonathan Marx paid tribute to the late bassist in a statement released to Nashville Cream.

"As he often liked to say, Marc was a charter member of Lambchop. The band's origins can be traced directly to his Nashville bedroom, where Marc, Kurt Wagner and original guitarist Jim Watkins first got together in 1987 for weekly practices," Marx wrote. "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 humour served as the glue that kept Lambchop together."

Later in the statement, Marx credited Trovillion with "helping to define the band's sound," before adding: "Listen to any Lambchop recording up through 'Is A Woman', and that’s not just Marc’s bass playing you hear — all around the notes, you’re hearing his freewheeling spirit, his love of music, food, drink and people. Though Lambchop eventually swelled to include more than a dozen members, and though Marc himself stopped playing regularly with the band after he relocated to Chattanooga a decade ago, that spirit has always remained a guiding force — and it will continue to as long as Lambchop is a band."
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