Trevor Menear is a Los Angeles - based musician, originally from Chicago. To most, he made his debut t 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 Willie Nelson, Ben Harper, Regina Spector, Jakob Dylan, The Cure, Jackson Brown and U2; The 22yr old Chicagoan recorded his take on 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 under his own name 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, Billy Childs, James Gadson, Benmont Tench, Santa Davis, Ronnie McQueen, Marvin Etzioni, Chris Pierce, Deron Johnson, Greg Leisz, Billy Mohler, J.T. Thomas and Tony Lorenz. 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.”