Featured Contributor August 2022: Trevor May
Do you remember being a kid in the back seat with the family, and being subjected to the musical tastes of your parents? Trevor May remembers listening and singing along to the likes of The Everly Brothers, Alison Krauss, The Riders in the Sky and Styx among others who molded the foundation of his love and appreciation of music. He was so enamored at an early age that music consumed his life. From falling asleep to the oldies on the radio, to learning how to play both piano and guitar by 10, music has always been his creative outlet. He started writing and singing his own songs soon after and has played multiple small venues over the past ten years, including ones in Nashville and Donegal, Ireland.
In addition to article writing, he is the lyricist, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the folk-metal band 6 To Midnight, currently working on their debut album. The album will be a dual concept album that will partially tackle his issues with ADHD, waves of depression and his journey navigating them. Then it tells the story of a Civil War veteran coaxed into a pistol duel, losing but surviving, and his quest for revenge.
In his spare time, May enjoys traveling. Last year he went to seven different cities to watch 12 baseball games in 12 days, all while taking in the sights. In June, he visited Northern Ireland, which opened his eyes to what its people are going through following Brexit, and the underlying issues that impact their lives on a daily basis. He loves visiting local breweries, wineries and distilleries, and also enjoys going for walks on nature trails, hiking and the serenity experienced amongst the trees.
May is a faithful Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and college basketball fan. He enjoys playing sports as well, mainly basketball and golf. He participates in community theater – his favorite role to date was Franz in Rock of Ages in 2018 at the Bradley Playhouse in Putnam, CT. An avid fan of trivia, history, concerts and karaoke, May is passionate about whatever he does and keeps his interests varied to better satiate his ADHD brain.