Meet The Band:
Trenton McKean Trio:
The best way to define Trenton McKean as a composer & singer-songwriter is through ‘Working Class songs’ played with street life grit, authenticity and heartland soul. McKean sounds more like he was born and raised in the Bronx or even the dirty south than Salt Lake City, Utah and has been a performer for over 20 years. When you hear him live you are transported to a time when music mattered more than looks or style. Streetlight poets combined with a Tom Wait’s, a dose of Steely Dan’s jazz and Dave Matthews musicianship. McKean delivers something fresh, and unique while still challenging the stereotypes of musical genres.
McKean had the opportunity to work as the “performer” throughout Joel Petrie’s vision of Romeo & Juliet (2017) which transposes Shakespearean dialect into music. His street-performer/chorus is such an inspired masterstroke I am surprised it hadn’t been captured on film before.
McKean’s band Son of Ian was nominated to play at the 2013 Grammys titled “Gig of a Lifetime.” The band took third place out of 150 different bands in the American Mountain Grammy competition. Their new album “Overcome” won the Best Alternative Rock album through The Akademia Music Awards in 2016.
McKean has shared the stage with Andy Grammer, Caroline Spine, Terence Hansen, Telluride Meltdown, Sturgeon General, and many more. In addition they have performed at the Deer Valley Concert Series, the Depot, the Utah Arts Festival, Utah’s Governor Convention performing for 34 of the nation’s governors at the 2010, Tedx 2.0 “Afterglow”, Utah’s Cancer Society Luminaria, FOX13, KUTV, ABC4 and many other great organizations.
Gear I use:
Taylor 812ce 12-Fret V-Class Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural