The Catalyst

Trevor Hall

California Roots Presents:

Trevor Hall


Sat, March 4, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$17 in advance / $20 at the door

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Trevor Hall
Trevor Hall
Trevor Hall realized at a very young age that music was more than just a passion. As an eleven

year old, playing harmonica beside his father in the cradle of the weeping willows of South

Carolina, music quickly became his most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet. In his

elementary years, he began to write his own songs and perform them locally.

At sixteen he recorded his first record, and the following year he left South Carolina to study

classical guitar at Idyllwild Arts Academy, an international boarding school east of Los Angeles.

There, Trevor was introduced to yoga and certain spiritual practices found in India, which greatly

influenced his music and his life journey. During his senior year, Trevor signed a record deal

with Geffen Records and his career as a musician formally began.

Trevor quickly broke through the music scene, with such early accomplishments in his career as

having a song recorded on the Shrek the Third soundtrack, as well as joining a series of

sold-out tours with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael

Franti and Colbie Callait. Trevor’s quick rise on the scene, however, was ripe with challenges

that conflicted with his spiritual life and devotional practice. In order to parallel his life’s path with

the messages in his music, Trevor moved into a traditional Hindu ashram in Southern California

in 2008. When not on tour, he lived as a monk and devoted his days to spiritual practice and

service. His involvement with the temple affected his music and his music quickly became his


Trevor Hall’s music – an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting – echo with

the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal

message. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple, a place where he can

share in the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience. Trevor’s annual trips to India

also continue to serve as a source of creativity and motivation for his music. The precious

lessons and experiences that he has harvested from his journeys East have moved Trevor to

return a service to those whom have colored his music and his life so beautifully. Trevor uses

donations collected at his live shows to help support an ashram in Allahabad, India, the home of

his Guru, where underprivileged and orphaned boys and girls are given the chance at a better

life and a traditional Vedic education.

Trevor’s self-titled debut album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at #7 in 2009. It

featured the single “Unity,” written and performed with his longtime friend, Matisyahu. Trevor

was named one of the Top 20 New Artists by Music Connection magazine and in 2010 MTV

named him one of the twenty emerging artists.

His follow up album, Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, was released in 2011 and debuted on

the iTunes Rock Chart at #3, iTunes Top Albums at #12 and #8 on Amazon Movers & Shakers.

The featured single, “Brand New Day” was used as the music bed for the CBS This Morning


In 2013 at the age of 26, after touring consistently for ten years, Trevor decided to take a break

from the stage and go on an extended pilgrimage to India. There he spent many weeks studying

under a classical Baul musician born and trained in the villages of Bengal. Trevor returned from

his trip and retreated deep into the green mountains of Vermont and Maine where he spilled all

that he had learnt onto the page and into song, resulting in the release of Chapter of the Forest

in 2014. It debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and #17 on the iTunes Top

Albums Chart.

His latest album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in LA, was released August 21, 2015. It

debuted at #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. KALA marks the final chapter in a trilogy

that chronicles Trevor’s spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. “It’s a graceful

amalgam of styles by a musician who loves to embrace the music of the world.” (Popmatters)
Satsang is a Conscious Music Collective made up of Drew McManus (Guitar/Vocals) Karl Roth (Bass, Keys, Vocals, Weissenborn) & Keller Paulson (Drums/Percussion), as well as an ever growing and rotating group of multi instrumentalists including David Cleaves. Blending world conscious lyrics with a unique blend of Reggae, Folk and Hip- Hop, Satsang seems to have something for every musical palate. The lyrics come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection, and are used as a mission statement for reflection and activation. Touching on everything from the bliss of traveling and the growing pains of change, to the ills of the justice system and environmental encroachment. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The reggae rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and immediate change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love and many many more. " It still amazes me how far these two have come in such a short period of time. With a very dedicated fan base and a lot of respect in the music community amongst other
artists, Satsang is a band to watch closely. " -GratefulWeb
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060