Two years ago, Covid was still raging. The only way I made it through was the nightly music produced at places like #PIzzario on Main Street. Despite social distancing requirements, several singer-songwriters played their hearts out. In doing so, they earned the respect of all of us “regulars” (hi, everyone) and many newcomers. We featured Elijah Blake Vanacek as one of them; he has gone on to improve and play on the road often. Other standouts are Got Yer 6, Gabe Ballard, Bill Hernandez, Andy Harrison, Malderine Birmingham, Kyndell James, etc. Glencoe High School Grad, Trent Toney, is one standout who always has shown signs of greatness.
Trent has been out of music for some time while he pursues another career in firefighting. We have seen each other a few times this past year. We first covered Trent 2 years ago in the Video we have inserted below. Get to know this guy in this heart-felt sit-down we did together as he released his original tune New You!
Things bounced along for him after this was filmed, and like all of us, he had to dig and take work where he could find it. The piano, the music, and his substantial vocal pipes have been on hold since then. That was until a friend called and told him he could try out for America’s Got Talent online. He sort of reluctantly did it, and they loved him. And why wouldn’t they?
Trent is a great person and a perfect example of the sort of people our town puts into the world. You can watch Trent’s live performance and see how he did. It has already been posted, so here is the actual performance and his personal story that connected so well with the audience! This is his second appearance but his first live appearance. Let’s all pull together and cheer him on! If Simon Cowell, Howie Mandell, Sophia Vergara, and Heidi Klum see what we have seen, he has a great shot!
Who knows- maybe he will make a deep run. They will not find a more talented or deserving person! Abd the love story of his life is hanging in the balance of what happens next. We wish him the best!
Best of luck, Trent!