Trevor Hall’s mysticism stretches from India to Tahoe
A profound lyricist, Trevor Hall’s creativity constantly flows into his music. His eighth full-length studio album, “Fruitful Darkness,” will be released on June 1. In the past few years, his popularity has skyrocketed.
His live performances generally sell out, which is the case on Sunday, when his quartet plays in the Crystal Bay Casino. It will be a special conclusion to a West Coast tour as he will be joined by Reno native Tim Snider, who will open the show. North Shore peaceful soul singer Peter Joseph Burtt will play the Red Room after-party.
Tahoe Onstage asked Hall, 31, to share his views on five topics before the show:
The magical part of music is how it brings all of us together despite where we’re from or how we talk of what we look like. It’s a unifying language. It’s a thing that bring us all together. That’s undeniable. That’s the power of music and that’s the sacredness of music.
I’m a very spiritually hungry person and India has a culture that has such a rich spiritual heritage and rich spiritual tradition. There are so many different flavors. I grew up in a small town in South Carolina so I never expected myself to be over in India. But I went 10 or 11 years ago and it bit me. It’s what woke me up and I’ve been going back ever since. It’s a very strong part of my life and my heart and a huge influence on my music and lifestyle.
We did a whole tour together and was amazing. Reggae music is probably one of my biggest influences and to be able to tour with such an idol was totally mind blowing. He was probably in his 60s and he was nonstop moving on stage. I am like 20 years old at that time and I can’t keep up with him. It was is beautiful to be around that spirit and to witness how music continues to move him. It was very inspiring for somebody like me, being so young, to see how far the journey can go.
We’re usually playing in the cities and it’s very rare that we’re able to get out into places like Tahoe that are more surrounded by the earth and nature. The first time I went up there was with my family. We came to ski one year and I just remember this being so magical even as a kid. I’ve been really lucky to have played up in Tahoe a lot. We used to come up a lot more — that’s why I’m excited to get back because we haven’t been there in a minute. … And it’s nice to end a tour in such a sacred place as Lake Tahoe.
Tim is a really good friend of mine he plays in Nahko and Medicine for the People’s band. He saw that I was playing in Crystal Bay and he gave me a call and said, “Hey, I don’t know if you know that I’m from Reno. Would it be cool if I played the show with you?” I said, “Absolutely!” He’s my boy and he’s my brother. We haven’t worked out what songs we’ll do together but he’s such a pro that he can hop up and play and it’s all good.
– Tim Parsons
Trevor Hall Opener: Tim Snider
When: 9 p.m. Sunday, May 27
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
Tickets: Sold out
Red Room after-party: Peter Joseph Burtt and the King Tide
ABOUT Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.