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Rocking the 'Hall' at HumBrews
Kai Beech Tri-City Weekly
Posted: 01/26/2010 02:00:19 AM PST


Rocking the 'Hall' at HumBrews
Trevor Hall grew up in a musical family and started playing guitar at an early age.

Every day after school, the South Carolinian would come home, pick up his guitar, write songs for a couple hours and perform them for his loved ones. For his 15th birthday, his father got Hall some time in a recording studio, where he made his first record. It was then that he started taking music much more seriously.

In 10th grade, Hall moved to California to attend the Idyllwild School for Performing Arts and studied classical guitar. During his senior year of high school, he signed a record deal and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music.

Now, with the recent release of a new self-titled album, the upcoming alternative rock musician is bringing his talents to the North Coast and will play Humboldt Brews on Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

”We have a new album and have been really experimenting with brand new songs,” Hall said. “We have an organic sound, a spiritual sound that mixes a bunch of different genres like reggae, rock and folk. People should expect to hear a lot of new stuff...and have a good time.”

Pub owner Andy Ardell urges people to see Hall in an intimate setting before he hits the big time.

”Trevor has done tours with some pretty big names,” Ardell said. “He's got a great voice and is very talented. In a couple years, he'll be in big theaters so it would be good to see him in a small club. And everyone who's been here said we have (the) best sound in Humboldt County. So this show should be great.”

Hall, who's been out of the country for a while, said he's trying to get back into the swing of things but is looking forward to his upcoming tour, especially in the winter time because he tours with bigger acts.

”It will (be) fun to see how many fans we make,” Hall said. “While touring, I get the energy from the crowd and have new experiences everyday on the road. Touring always makes me eager to get back into the studio and look forward to making a another album.”

Opening for Hall are Tomorrow's Bad Seeds.

Standard admission is $10. VIP seating is also available. For more information, call 826-2739 or visit www.humboldtbrews.com.

”I don't look at my career from ahead or back,” Hall said. “I try to take it day by day,”