Written by Adam Tibbott
Wednesday, 14 October 2009



“I just wanna melt away in all Its grace, drift away to that sacred place where there’s no more you and me no more they and we just unity.”

From “Unity,” written by Trevor Hall and Matisyahu

After a series of sold-out shows over the summer, Trevor is hitting the road again – this time with friends and artists who have also lent their voices on Trevor’s new self-titled Vanguard CD. Trevor and his band kick off the tour on September 15th for a three week run with the legendary Michael Franti & Spearhead. On the heels of that tour, Trevor joins up with his friend Colbie Caillat for the month of October. Colbie is featured on Trevor’s new recording of THE LIME TREE. Trevor will be performing solo acoustic sets on his run with Colbie until he re-joins his band for the month of November with dear friend Matisyahu, who co-wrote and performs on Trevor’s song UNITY. Trevor also performed and co-wrote four songs that appear on Matisyahu’s new album, LIGHT.

Seattle Weekly recently witnessed the power of Trevor performing live and had this to say: “I was blown away when he proceeded to perform chilling songs that sounded somewhere between Jack Johnson & Bob Marley.” While Metromix stated: “If you’ve never heard him, you need to. If you’ve seen him perform, come again. My heart is not so easily swayed, and Trevor Hall accomplished that feat in a matter of seconds. Imagine what he can do for a whole concert.”

Trevor Hall is a breath of fresh air in today’s music scene. His new album, produced by Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Kate Voegele, Marc Broussard), embodies a soulfulness, depth and passion far beyond his 22 years. Trevor combines a unique musical mix of reggae and acoustic rock that serve as a landscape for his thought-provoking, inspiring lyrics.

Trevor infuses his songs with a deep sense of spirituality and social responsibility, as evidenced in the lead single “Unity,” written and performed with his friend Matisyahu. The two artists were on tour together when news of the Mumbai terrorist attacks hit the media. Trevor had made two trips to India, one a pilgrimage with two monks from a Southern California temple (whom he continues to live with), the second on his own in celebration of his 21st birthday. But the sectarian violence hit close to home for Matisyahu, who knew some of those who’d been murdered in a synagogue that had been targeted by the terrorists.

“We read about it, talked about it, meditated about it, and we started writing lyrics back and forth,” Trevor recalls. “On the external level, it’s obviously about the unity of all beliefs. We call it by many names, but there’s only one truth. But on a much deeper, internal level, it’s about the mystical place in your own heart where all these things merge into one thing. So the song works both ways.”

The additional tracks on Trevor Hall such as “Volume,” “Many Roads,” and “Where’s The Love” also reflect this spirit of harmony, strength and togetherness.

Amongst Trevor’s many charitable affiliations, he recently aligned himself with The Hunger Site, the Rainforest Action Network and recently performed at an event for the Homeless Not Toothless Organization in Santa Monica, California honoring Sharon Stone and Antwone Fisher.

Originally from South Carolina, Trevor Hall is most known for his songs “The Lime Tree” and “Other Ways” which was featured in the Shrek The Third Soundtrack. He has been writing and performing since his early teens and touring since he was 17. Besides Trevor’s current Vanguard release, Trevor also has released several independent recordings – “This Is Blue,” “Alive & On The Road,” “Lace Up Your Shoes” along with his EP, “The Rascals Have Returned.”

Trevor hit the road in early June in support of Trevor Hall and has not stopped since. Upcoming Trevor Hall dates:

Trevor Hall Headlining Show
7 Joplin, MO The Kitchen Pass
8 Little Rock, AR Juanita's
13 Savannah, GA Live Wire Music Hall
27 Newport, KY The Parlour @ South Gate House - DUO!
28 Indianapolis, IN Birdy's - Full Band
5 Los Angeles, CA Dakota Lounge - Full Band
Trevor Hall BAND shows with Michael Franti & Spearhead:
15 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum
16 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
17 San Diego, CA House of Blues San Diego
18 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
20, 21 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
22 Boise, ID The Botanical Gardens
23 Clinton, MT Ryan Creek Meadows
26 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium
27 Madison, WI Wisconsin Union Theatre
28 Ames, IA Stephens Auditorium
30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
1 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room
2 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Trevor Hall solo shows with Colbie Caillat:
3 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
5 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
6 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
7 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
9 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theater
10 Toronto, Ontario, CAN Kool Haus
11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
13 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
14 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
16 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
19 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
20 Orlando, FL House Of Blues Orlando
22 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q
23 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
26 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
27, 28 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
Trevor Hall BAND shows with Matisyahu:
25 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
29 Des Moines, IA People's
31 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
2 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
4 Champaign IL Foelinger Aud. - U of IL
5 Omaha, NB Slowdown
14 Charleston, SC Music Farm
15 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
16 Lexington, KY Buster's
17 Norfolk, VA Norva
18 Richmond, VA The National
19 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues Myrtle
21 Baltimore, MD Sonar
22 Worcester, MA Palladium
23 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
24 Abany, NY Northern Lights
25 Washington, CD Sixth & Historic Synagogue