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Miscellaneous - Released August 21, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Trevor Hall continues his thoughtful meditative journey on KALA, his seventh studio album. Inspired by a comment from his grandmother regarding the "gift of time," he named the album after the Sanskrit word for time. Written in Hawaii and recorded in L.A., KALA features 13 warm-vibed tracks that mix boho surf-folk, reggae, and gentle worldbeat rhythms in what has become Hall's signature style. Led by the lead single "To Zion," the album completes a trilogy of extremely personal releases that also includes 2014's Chapter of the Forest and the 2015 EP Unpack Your Memories.... ~ Timothy Monger

Miscellaneous - Released August 21, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Trevor Hall continues his thoughtful meditative journey on KALA, his seventh studio album. Inspired by a comment from his grandmother regarding the "gift of time," he named the album after the Sanskrit word for time. Written in Hawaii and recorded in L.A., KALA features 13 warm-vibed tracks that mix boho surf-folk, reggae, and gentle worldbeat rhythms in what has become Hall's signature style. Led by the lead single "To Zion," the album completes a trilogy of extremely personal releases that also includes 2014's Chapter of the Forest and the 2015 EP Unpack Your Memories.... ~ Timothy Monger

Rock - Released August 14, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

Rock - Released July 10, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

Rock - Released June 23, 2015 | Caroline Distribution

Pop - Released March 27, 2015 | Caroline Distribution

Mystical, nature-inspired, folk-rock troubadour Trevor Hall offers up Unpack Your Memories…, a highly introspective, self-recorded EP containing five songs he considered too intimate and personal to include on previous albums. A mix of acoustic guitar and sampled instrumentation, Hall's world music influences remain readily apparent on the raga-like drone of the title cut, the meditative rhythms of the Indian-inspired "Jayrambati," and the dancehall-style vocal delivery of "Under Pressure." The EP is the follow-up to his successful 2014 album, Chapter of the Forest, which reached number two on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. ~ Timothy Monger

Miscellaneous - Released June 17, 2014 | Vanguard Records, A Welk Music Group Company

Trevor Hall's 2011 release, Everything Everytime Everywhere, saw the South Carolina-based songwriter moving away from the reggae-heavy, acoustic roots sound of his earlier albums in favor of a more eclectic summertime pop mix. In the years that followed, Hall saw himself slowing down, and he eventually decided to take a sabbatical from music. His fifth album, 2014's Chapter of the Forest, bears the results of that personal break with a set of thoughtful, meditative songs that strip down his sound to a core of gentle acoustic guitar and light percussion ornamented with sitar and other atmospherically ethnic accompaniment. His embrace of Buddhism has always produced a spiritual undertone in his music and it finally gets a more direct focus here as he lends his soulful voice to 12 new songs about life, love, hope, pain, and most of all, growth. ~ Timothy Monger

Rock - Released December 9, 2013 | Vanguard Records

Rock - Released August 19, 2011 | Vanguard Records

Produced by Jimmy Messer (Kelly Clarkson), South Carolina singer/songwriter Trevor Hall's fourth studio album, Everything Everytime Everywhere, moves further away from the acoustic roots reggae sound that saw him initially labeled as the dreadlocked Jack Johnson. The follow-up to 2009's self-titled effort is still drenched in the sounds of the summer, whether it's the lilting beachside pop of opener "The Return," the hushed stripped-back folk of "Te Amo," or the jaunty "Different Hunger," which blends infectious ska beats, carnival-style brass, and children's chanting before merging into a chilled-out slice of reggae-blues, while the universal themes of love and acceptance remain his dominant ideology. But its 11 tracks are slightly more polished than his previous output, an approach that might draw in those intrigued by his Shrek 3 soundtrack contribution, "Other Ways," but one that sometimes sits at odds with his gutsy and impassioned vocals. Indeed, the dirty basslines, nagging rock & roll riffs, and guest vocal from Jamaican dancehall artist Cherine Anderson on "Fire," the country-tinged guitar twangs and handclaps of closer "The Mountain," and the grungy rap of "Dr. Seuss," which owes more than a nod to touring partner Matisyahu (whose former guitarist Aaron Dugan appears here), all successfully experiment without ever compromising his rootsy sound. But the formulaic Matchbox Twenty-esque alt-rock of "Brand New Day" and "The Love Wouldn't Die" sound like calculated efforts to score that elusive radio-friendly crossover hit, removing any traces of Hall's personality in the process. But despite the odd lapses into generic territory, it's difficult to resist the uplifting charms of a heartfelt and sun-kissed record that oozes optimism from every pore. ~ Jon O'Brien

Rock - Released July 28, 2009 | Vanguard Records

Trevor Hall looks like Kurt Cobain's flower child cousin and sings like an aspiring reggae soldier. It's an odd combination, made all the more unusual by Hall's accent -- a fusion of Californian beach bum drawl and Jamaican slang -- and his reggae-centric lyrics, which include references to mango trees, eternal givers, and mansions in the sky. This isn't a dreadful album by normal reggae standards, and tracks like "The Lime Tree" are leisurely enough to avoid the overzealous performance that saturates many of the louder songs. Reggae isn't simply a genre, however -- it's a lifestyle, a response to anti-colonialism, a sound borne from a very specific environment -- and Hall possesses neither the pedigree nor the poise to make this album convincing. ~ Andrew Leahey