Tony Shanahan

If you hear a bass (upright / electric) resonating somewhere in New York City, it's probably Tony Shanahan!

A member of the Patti Smith Group since 1996, Tony is also an in-demand producer, singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist.

A pocket player and purveyor of contrapuntal motifs with a warm tone that bridges rhythm and melody, Tony's list of credits on stage and in the studio spans an impressive array of genres and artists including Ian Hunter, Tom Verlaine, Eric Ambel, Richard Barone, Tom Clark, Ryan Adams, Deni Bonet, and Joy Askew, to cite a very select few.