Shawn Waggoner and the Tumblyweeds

Shawn Waggoner and the Tumblyweeds


Through poetic storytelling and songwriting, unique arrangements and powerful vocal interpretations, Shawn Waggoner and the Tumblyweeds make their mark on Americana music.


Shawn Waggoner and the Tumblyweeds blend intense vocals and unique arrangements on a backdrop of powerful storytelling. This Colorado-based trio consists of Shawn Waggoner (songwriting, lead vocal, acoustic guitar), David Farrell (bowed acoustic bass) and Woody Myers (acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin).

The Tumblyweeds made a name for themselves in Austin, Texas, before calling Colorado home. They play mountain venues such as Bongo Billy’s Salida Café and The Princess in Crested Butte, as well as regional festivals such as Swallow Hill’s Shady Grove Series, The Denver Performing Arts Festival, the Artwalk Longmont and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

The Tumblyweeds’ are in the studio now finishing their 2005 release, Cows on the Highway. Their three other cds–Songs for the FP, Howdy Stranger and Contemplating Cacti–are available at local record stores and online at WWW.TUMBLYWEEDS.COM.

“I am loving this. Wonderful bassist. Beautiful, lyrical sound. This is mood music. You’re setting a mood right here in the middle of the afternoon. I especially love that break in your voice. Very well done. All of these (songs) are winners. I think you’ve got a great act together. Imagery is wonderful, dark.”
– John Ailee, “Eklektikos,” 90.5 K-UT, Austin, Texas

“I love your voice. There’s so much going on in your songs – lot’s to listen to. Terrific, wonderful songwriting.”
–Teresa Ferguson, “FemmeFM,” 90.5 K-UT, Austin, Texas


Contemplaing Cacti
Howdy Stranger
Songs for the FP
Better Late Than Christmas
Cows on the Highway

Set List

All original music written and performed by Shawn Waggoner and the Tumblyweeds.