Trevor Hall (singer)
|Origin||South Carolina, USA|
|Labels||Vanguard Records, Geffen Records (former), White Balloon|
Trevor Hall is an American singer, lyricist and guitarist. His music is a mix of reggae, folk and roots-rock.
Trevor Hall, born on November 28, 1986, is originally from Hilton Head, South Carolina, where he resided until he was 16 years old. His parents, Jeff and Wendy, still reside in South Carolina and he has a younger sister named Chloe. He began writing and performing when he was 11 years old, around the same time he got his first guitar. His introduction to music was from his father's drum kit and a harmonica his father gave him. Trevor claims to have always been surrounded and absorbed by music. On his 15th birthday Trevor's father gifted him a recording session in his friend's studio. It was then that he recorded his first album, sold mostly to family and friends. After that, Trevor and his family began taking his music more seriously. At the age of 16, he moved to California to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy, in the San Jacinto Mountains east of Los Angeles. He attended from grades 10 through 12. While a student at IAA, he studied classical guitar, and met people from all around the world who influenced him and his sound.
During his senior year, Trevor signed a record deal with Geffen Records. He continued to focus on his music after graduation, moving to Los Angeles and working with such producers as John Alagia and the Laboriel Brothers. Other than The Rascals Have Returned EP and Trevor Hall Live, none of the records that Trevor recorded were released. Geffen dropped him from the label in 2008.
Immediately after his departure from Geffen, Trevor began to write more music. He soon had 14 new songs under his belt along with his good friend/percussionist Chris Steele and they released their new album, This is Blue in 2008. Over the years, Trevor Hall has toured with many artists including: Jimmy Cliff, Steel Pulse, The Wailers Band, Matisyahu, Stevie Nicks, Ben Harper, Colbie Caillat, Los Lobos, Ziggy Marley, Rusted Root, and many others. He cites Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Ben Harper as his main influences.
Trevor has found his inspiration through meditation and his trips to India. He has helped support ashrams and orphanages with donations from his shows, giving a large portion of his earnings to children in India.
On July 12, 2013, Trevor married his fiancée Emory.
Trevor Hall's music is deeply spiritual. Most of his songs are of a comforting melodious pace. Occasionally he uses Hindu hymns as part of his songs.
Trevor's first album is entitled Lace Up Your Shoes and was released on July 12, 2004. He then released a four-song EP entitled, The Rascals Have Returned on January 4, 2006. Trevor is featured on a tribute album of The Band entitled, "The Endless Highway." He then released his second live album (The first being Trevor Hall Live), Alive & On the Road (With Chris Steele) on October 18, 2008, and another album, This is Blue, on October 22, 2008. An album titled The Elephant's Door was scheduled for release, but was canceled when Trevor's record label had dropped him from their network. It has since leaked onto the internet by BsideArchive.com. His self titled album was released on July 18, 2009 after being signed by Vanguard Records. The first single from this album is titled "Unity" After the first week of the album's release, it had debuted at #199 on the Billboard 200 album chart, also debuting at #7 on the Billboard Heatseeker's chart. On August 23, 2011, Trevor released his most recent album, Everything Everytime Everywhere, with "Brand New Day" as the albums single. On August 20, 2013, Trevor announced his sixth studio album entitled "Chapter of the Forest." The album is expected to be released in early 2014.
- 2005: Trevor Hall Live (Geffen Records)
- 2008: Alive & On the Road (With Chris Steele) (White Balloon)
- 2010: Chasing The Flame - On the Road With Trevor Hall (Vanguard Records)
- 2004: Lace Up Your Shoes (White Balloon)
- 2008: The Elephant's Door (Never commercially released) (Geffen Records)
- 2008: This is Blue (White Ballon)
- 2009: Trevor Hall (Vanguard Records)
- 2011: Everything Everytime Everywhere (Vanguard Records)
- 2007: Shrek the Third: The Motion Picture Soundtrack - "Other Ways"
- 2007: Endless Highway: The Music of The Band - "Life Is a Carnival"
- 2009: StreetEDGE Program: July Titles '09 - "The Lime Tree", "31 Flavors", and "Unity (featuring Matisyahu")
- 2009: Paste Magazine Sampler Issue 54 - "Unity"
- 2010: Vanguard Records Summer Sampler - "The Lime Tree"
- 2011: Putumayo World Music: Acoustic Café - "World Keeps Turnin'"
- With "The Villagers Crew"
- 2010: All Things Material & Spiritual (Self-released)
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