Monday, June 15, 2015

Ohm Shanthi: Trevor Hall

Chill It's Trevor
Photo: Emory Hall






Ohm...Ohm...Ohm...It's Trevor Hall... 

TREVOR HALL has announced the release of his upcoming album KALA on August 21, 2015. Written in Hawaii and recorded in L.A., KALA marks the final chapter in a trilogy that chronicles Trevor’s spiritual and musical journey over the past few years.  KALA, which means ‘time’ in Sanskrit, embodies the very essence of time, permeating in each of the album’s tracks.

Trevor explains, “A year ago, my grandmother said to me…‘Isn’t time such a wonderful gift?’…….That was the seed. That was the beginning … ‘Time.’ …For as long as I can remember, time was something that I looked upon negatively. It was always a burden, a pressure, a restriction. It was something that I was always running out of, something that I couldn’t grasp. I constantly encumbered myself with the impossible task of figuring everything out right now. I mean, we’re running out of time, aren’t we? Look around you … Our daily lives are ruled by time. Everyone is in a rush. Everyone is trying to get things done before time runs out. We are bound by it, frustrated with it, and often angry at it.

When my grandmother looked up to me from her wheel chair on that golden afternoon, something happened. I didn’t know it then, but that one remark would stick with me for weeks and months to come. Slowly, but inevitably, her words would unravel the weighted tassels of time that I had continually allowed myself to be fettered by. In time, time changed its face.

Thus … KALA was born.

‘Kala’ is the Sanskrit word for ‘time.’ In contrast to my inherited understanding of time, many Eastern cultures of our world understand and treat time for its eternal nature. It is spoken of in its relationship to space and to growth. It fosters wisdom and right understanding. It is the womb of all creation - from which we all came, and to which we will all return to. There is no beginning, and there is no end.

This album mirrors my journey with time….my journey to surrender more deeply to it. KALA is about time the healer, time the teacher, time the friend, and all the lessons within. My hope and prayer is that these songs and stories help inspire us to look at this journey of life in all its vastness rather than its limitation.”

TREVOR HALL’S musical trilogy began with the 2014 release of CHAPTER OF THE FOREST, born during a yearlong sabbatical in which Hall returned to his beloved India, Nepal, Vermont, and Maine. His journey continued with his most recent EP UNPACK YOUR MEMORIES, a collection including some of Hall’s most personal tracks recorded on his laptop solely by him.   

Hall is currently in the midst of his summer tour which will include two special performances. He will be featured on Emmy Award winning PBS show On Tour that will be taped at World Café Live in Wilmington, Delaware on June 16th. The program will air in the fall. The On Tour series is recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. It airs on PBS station WHYY-TV. On July 11th, Trevor will be the featured performer in Deepak Chopra’s 2nd annual Global Meditation for Compassion at the Deepak Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA. The event will be streamed live in English and Spanish. For more information on this event visit

Full list of tour dates below with new fall dates to be announced shortly. For updates visit and .

2015 Summer & Fall Tour Dates
6-15-2015            Bay Shore, NY – Boulton Center (Special Event)
6-16-2015            Wilmington, DE – World Café Live Delaware (taping PBS series On Tour)
6-17-2015            Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
6-18-2015            Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
6-20-2015            Stratton, VT – Wanderlust
6-21-2015            Stratton, VT – Wanderlust
6-24-2015            Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Music Hall
6-26-2015            Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
6-27-2015            Chicago, IL – Lincoln
6-28-2015            Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
6-30-2015            Cleveland, OH – Music Box
7-01-2015            Cleveland, OH – Music Box
7-03-2015            Toronto, Canada – Lee’s Palace
7-11-2015            Carlsbad, CA – Deepak Chopra Global Meditation for Compassion Event
7-14-2015            Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
7-15-2015            Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom – Sold Out
7-16-2015            San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
7-17-2015            Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst
7-18-2015            Lake Tahoe, CA – Wanderlust Festival
7-19-2015            Lake Tahoe, CA – Wanderlust
8-01-2015            Bridgeport, CT – Gathering of the Vibes
8-04-2015            Missoula, MT – Top Hat
8-05-2015            Bozeman, MT – Filling Station
8-06-2015            Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Gerter
8-07-2015            Park City, UT – Park City Live
8-09-2015            Loveland, CO – Arise Music Festival
8-11-2015            Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
8-13-2015            Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre
8-14-2015            Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
8-15-2015            Charleston, SC – Music Farm
8-16-2015            Charlotte, NC – The Visulite Theatre
9-01-2015            Hilton Head, SC – Rooftop Bar at Poseidon
9-03-2015            Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
9-05-2015            Floyd, VA – Floyd Yoga Jam
9-06-2015            Myrtle Beach, SC – The Boathouse
9-12-2015            Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
9-13-2015            Joshua Tree, CA – BhakiFest
9-17-2015            Portland, OR – Star Theater
9-18-2015            Seattle, WA – The Showbox
9-19-2015            Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
9-22-2015            Billings, MT – Pub Station

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