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"First Love Last Love"




In the great tradition of...
Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and John Hiatt!

”Trevor McShane is one of those rare artist who embraces music through all of its emotions. His style is clever and laid back, possibly shy, but his lyrical intentions stand bravely naked and his music lays at his feet in the manner of a man who would shed his clothes in order to not be misunderstood or ignored.” - Mitch Ryder (platinum artist and rock legend)

The mysterious, adventurous, reclusive, Trevor McShane was raised on a ranch in Wyoming. Ivy League educated, he spent a great deal of time after college traveling the world. Determined to "find himself," he made his way to Tibet where he spent six months as a monk-in-training, eventually being forced to leave the country after demonstrating against the construction of a Holiday Inn. He then signed on as a merchant seaman sailing the seas, learning many shanty songs, and finally settling in St. Kitts where for two years he played bass in a reggae band. Curious about the former Soviet Union, McShane applied to and was accepted at the University of Bulgaria, obtaining a partial scholarship, becoming the school's only foreign exchange student, and concluding his formal education with a doctorate in the sciences. To help finance his studies, he also joined a local band that played Klezmer and Eastern European traditional music. Trevor is now a science professor at a small Midwest university where he has made a contribution to the study of malaria and Monarch butterflies.

McShane has been playing guitar for over three decades and has finally decided to "go public" with his "folk-rock-country-pop" rootsy quasi-Americana blend of music.

Just released on East of Sideways Music is Trevor's latest CD," Dizzy," produced by John Barnard with the masterful help of Barry Keenan.

"First Love, Last Love," the debut CD by Trevor McShane, was released in 2001. It is actually one-half of a thoroughly original soundtrack / novel project...the very first of it's kind in combined mediums! The novel, authored by Trevor McShane, is the story of one man's life and loves...a poetic, quintessential West Coast experience. The musical portion of this singular effort, is a collection of unique California flavored rock, and country-rock based songs penned by McShane, and featuring his cool understated vocal delivery combined with an impressionistic dreamscape of instrumentation offered up by a wonderful band of notable musicians.

After completing his first CD, McShane has gone on to pen the lyrics for the highly innovative and ground breaking new CD by Michael Jarrett , "Journey into Love," to be released by East of Sideways Music in 2007. Also, Trevor also has finished recording three more CDs, including, " McShane on Fire," produced by Rich E. Blaze, who has done extensive work with Diane Warren, featuring collaborations with legendary guitarist Albert Lee, and the great Mitch Ryder. East Of Sideways Music will be releasing this CD later in 2007.