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Trevor Hall Hitting the Road


06/11/2009
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(KP) Trevor Hall's self-titled Vanguard debut, 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 serves as a landscape for his thought-provoking, inspiring lyrics. Out July 28th, he is hitting the road next week.

This old soul infuses his songs with a deep sense of spirituality, 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.”

JUNE
17 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory (w/ Carbon Leaf)
18 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory (w/ Carbon Leaf)
19 Seattle, WA The Showbox (w/ Carbon Leaf)
20 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater (w/ Carbon Leaf)
23 San Francisco, CA The Independent (w/ Carbon Leaf)
24 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House (w/ Carbon Leaf)
25 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern (w/ Carbon Leaf)
26 Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theatre (w/ Carbon Leaf)
27 Tucson, AZ Club Congress (w/ Carbon Leaf)
28 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room

JULY
9 Joplin, MO The Kitchen Pass
10 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill
11 Louisville, KY Kastle Festival
12 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
13 Lexington, KY Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour/Kentucky
16 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
18 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
19 Orlando, FL Backbooth
20 Tampa, FL Orpheum
22 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
23 Charleston, SC The Pourhouse
24 Hilton Head, SC Shoreline Ballroom
25 Charlotte, NC Double Door
27 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java
28 Boston, MA Harper's Ferry
29 Fairfield, CT Stage One
31 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

AUGUST
1 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
2 Baltimore, MD 8X10
4 Cleveland, OH Camridge Room
6 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
7 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
8 Madison, WI Montmarte
9 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
11 Indianapolis, IN Birdies
12 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
14 Denver, CO Soiled Dove
16 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
18 Reno, NV Crystal Bay-Red Room
19 Santa Cruz, CA Front Room Catalyst



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