Trevor Hall gets you right in the heart
If you’re not listening to him, you should be. I can’t believe I was this late to the game.
I have always loved live music. Music speaks to my soul. And live music has a way of rattling my bones and making my heart melt. It’s a spiritual experience.
Trevor Hall takes the spiritual experience to a transcendental level. His realness exists down to his core and it’s contagious just being in his presence. I heard only one of his songs before seeing him live in support of the Love Your Brain foundation to raise awareness about traumatic brain injuries and life there after.
A Magical Being
The moment Trevor Hall took the stage it was obvious he feels at home. He is humble, centered, and purely self-aware. The moment he started singing my jaw dropped and my sister and I simultaneously locked eyes in shock.
His speaking voice and singing voice are not only unrelateable, but his singing voice is undeniably soulful, invigorating, and yes, spiritual.
I recognize that what is spiritual for me may not be spiritual for you, but there is a reason why he performs at Bhakti festivals and Wanderlust events.
Love Your Brain hosted a lovely event and Trevor Hall performed a private intimate concert after to a select few. I luckily was in the right place at the right time and one of the founders, Adam Pearce, invited me. It took place on the 3rd story Wanderlust Hollywood with three glass walls overlooking the Los Angeles skyline. Epic.
Trevor took requests, questions, and comments. It was really more of a conversation. He prefaced each song with background information describing how the song came into fruition. He is most definitely a story teller and now as I listen to his songsI feel that much more connected.
You Can’t Rush Your Healing
Trevor Hall has a song called, “You Can’t Rush Your Healing.” During the show, he explained how he wrote the song without a reason that it just came to him. Then a few months later he had a serious staph infection leading to a long hospitalization. The song was foreshadowing, to say the least.
I had a patient that used to say, “You don’t know your health until it’s gone. And he is right.
Gratitude is something to be lived every day. I am grateful for my two working legs and my awesome supportive family and friends. Although, I have dealt with a lot of loss this year (See my post Death, Sex, and Money), I am grateful for being part of those lives that have been lost. And there is absolutely no rush to “get over” the hurt. Healing is a process and needs to be felt. Therefore, don’t rush your healing! You can also read my post Why We Should Talk About Dying More for more perspective go healing and grieving.
All in all, I am continually reminded how we are all connected and strive for the same thing; love. Trevor Hall lives this and that is why I believe his music to be so infectious.
Why I am writing about Trevor Hall?
I honestly feel my life is changed. I bought his new CD Kala, yes I said CD and it is the only thing I have listened to in my car since.
He lives in Hollywood, when he is not touring and traveling around the world and to India. He represents this balance of pure chaos and serenity. A balance I think we are all trying emanate. Or least that’s what I am working towards.
I thought to insert lyrics here, but his lyrics aren’t what make his music. The lyrics are simple, yet meaningful and paired with his distinguished voice and melodic classical guitar create the full package.
Oldies but goodies
- Lime Tree- My sister’s favorite and and classic of his.
- Om-Shakti-Om- I find myself singing this one frequently
- Green Mountain State- So catchy
Newbies from Kala
- Bowl of Light
- To Zion
Check out my playlist on Spotify here
It’s so hard to just pick a few! Give Mr. Trevor Hall a listen and let me know what you think! And what are you grateful for?
There’s no better time than now,
*pictures taken from Spotify