Trevor Menear is a Los Angeles - based musician, originally from Chicago. To most, he made his debut in 2007 on Yoko Ono and Warner Bros. joint effort Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. Along with 50 other artists which included U2, Jackson Browne, Ben Harper and Jakob Dylan; The young Chicagoan recorded his take of Lennon’s “John Sinclair” using an early 30’s antique Meissner record lathe, cutting directly into a vinyl acetate. The raw introduction proved enough to set him apart from the rest of the cast, foreshadowing the classic roots inspired nexus of his original writing.
Menear has released various works as a solo artist and has worked with a varying pool of musicians, artists and bands, both live and in the studio, few of which include: Dawes, Shelby Lynn, LP, Florence and the Machine, Linda Perry, Billy Childs, James Gadson, Benmont Tench, Santa Davis, Ronnie McQueen, Marvin Etzioni and Chris Pierce.
He has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Brian Ferry, Elvis Costello, Johnny Winter, Sugar Blue, Willie Chambers, Carl Denson, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many others.
Most recently, Trevor has been a full time touring member of Dawes and was featured on their most recent live album “We’re All Gonna Live.”