Carl Ross - Bass || Dave (Bishop) Oster - Sax || Evan Powell - Drums || Patrick Neville- Lead Guitar || Trenton McKean - Guitars / Lead Vocals
The best way to define Son of Ian is through ‘Working Class songs’ played with street life grit and heartland soul. Son of Ian sounds more like they were born and raised in the Bronx or even the dirty south than Salt Lake City Utah. When you see this band live, you are transported to a time when music mattered more than looks or style. Streetlight poets combined with a Tom Wait’s rally cry, a dose of Steely Dan’s jazz and Dave Matthews musicianship. Son of Ian delivers something eclectic, and fresh while still challenging the stereotypes of musical genres.
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. Son of Ian 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.