Meet The Band:

Trenton McKean Trio:

Carl Ross - Bass
Lance Johnson - Keys
Trenton McKean - Guitar / Lead Vocals
Son of Ian band:
Carl Ross - Bass
Dave (Bishop) Oster - Sax
Evan Powell - Drums
Patrick Neville- Lead Guitar
Trenton McKean - Guitar / Lead Vocals

About me

Trenton McKean

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 in 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 Tom Wait’s, a dose of Steely Dan’s jazz and Dave Matthews's 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 bands in the American Mountain Grammy competition.  Their new album “Overcome” won the Best Alternative Rock album at 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

  • Roland 150's

  • Yamaha