November 2, 2011 by Kellie Gannon
Trevor Hall recently played at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH on 10.18.2011 opening for Ziggy Marley. Hall put on an amazing show, playing past hits like “Lime Tree” & “Unity,” his song originally with Matisyahu during which he brought out another friend to fill in. Hall also played brand new songs off his brand new album, including “Brand New Day” & “All I Ever Know,” both incredibly soulful, upbeat, charismatic songs. About two weeks prior to the show I received his new album “Everything Everytime Everywhere” in the mail & couldn’t wait to listen to it. Hall is an extremely versatile artist, fusing his signature pop rock & reggae sound together flawlessly. When I first had the opportunity to see him play about four years ago it was just Hall & his percussionist Chris, complete with only an acoustic guitar & boxes on the floor as percussion. Trevor’s mellow acoustic sound has since evolved into a full band & the music is more powerful & inspiring than ever. Using the background track of a foreign market place to start the album, followed soon by “Brand New Day” which kicks off the energetic, rich feeling Trevor is known for. Almost in the middle of the album is “All I Ever Know,” an extremely versatile song I’ve seen performed both acoustic & with his full band, & I’m torn as to which is better; both versions are incredibly moving. In “Dr. Seuss,” Trevor creates a clever homage to the late author, which includes some of the typical Seuss-inspired rhyming schemes. Overall, “Everything Everytime Everywhere” is on track with the amazing sound we’re used to from Hall along with new ideas, soulful collaborations, & the evolving sound & range of the band.
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Check out the full set of photos from this show on Under The Gun Review!!