TGS PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - TREVOR GORDON HALL
Trevor Gordon Hall Spotlight
"That Old Familiar Pain" from his CD Entelechy
TGS Spotlight Player from May 24, 2012
Trevor is an acoustic instrumentalist whose compositions range in style from driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor caught the eye of 9-time Grammy winning producer Joe Nicolo (James Taylor, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, etc.), who produced two of Trevor’s releases entitled “Finding My Way” and “Let Your Heart Be Light”. These releases garnered high reviews and gave Trevor such opportunities as recording with bass virtuoso Michael Manring and sharing the stage with guitarists such as Phil Keaggy, Alex Skolnick, Patty Larkin etc. His most recent project has led him to collaborate with various builders to redesign an instrument called the kalimba, which mounts on the surface of the guitar. Compositions inspired by the pairing of the two instruments can be heard in Trevor’s Candyrat Records debut “Entelechy”. Upon its release, this album climbed the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, as well as YouTube Top Commented/Top Favorited/Most Discussed categories with the release of Videos. This allowed Trevor to hit the road for a USA and Canadian tour. His music has been featured on various radio stations including NPR and television programs including NBC.
“Trevor is one of the few post-Michael Hedges guitarists who has managed to incorporate that vast repository of innovation while having an artistic voice strong enough to steadfastly avoid imitation…a guitarist we will need to pay attention to…” – Will Ackerman, Grammy winning founder of the influential new age label Windham Hill Records.
“…while I know how difficult this all is to play...it comes off as graceful and simply flowing....That's the mark of a true artist to me....driving, tender and powerful all at once…” – David Kahne, Grammy winning producer (Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Tony Bennett, etc.)
“Sharp, absorbing and beautiful meditations for guitar that will get your mind moving in new ways.” – Tom Moon, Music Critic (Rolling Stone, GQ, Blender, Vibe, Spin)
“Very inventive concept and excellent performance.” – Laurence Juber, two-time Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger (former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney's Wings)
Visit Trevor Gordon Hall's website at www.trevorgordonhall.com
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