Trevor Hall has taken the world by storm in recent times. His blend of folk, roots and reggae has captured audiences from every end of the earth, as he preaches his message of deep internal exploration.
As Hall prepares to return to Australia for Bluesfest and a set of sideshows, we asked him for the tunes he’s been listening to of late.
Wondering what Trevor Hall spins in his spare time? Before he heads to Australia next year, we found out.
22 (Over Soon) by Bon Iver
Bon Iver is one of my biggest inspirations. He takes sound and music to places I never thought it could go. This song is one of my absolute favourites just because of the journey he takes us on and the deeper story of how this song came about.
Holy Mountain by Midnite
95% of what I listen to is Midnite. I don’t know any other band that brings a vibe like them. So unique and powerful. This is just a song that always makes me feel uplifted and rooted no matter where I am or how my day is going.
Listening to it always inspires a greater vision within me.
Ud Jayega Hans Akela by Kumar Gandharva
Hands down my favourite song ever by my favourite singer ever. The word ‘Gandharva’ means ‘heavenly musician’ and Kumar is definitely that for me.
He has a voice like no other and this is my favourite song he sings. It is a song written by Kabir who was a famous poet saint of India. This song represents for me the complete and pure freedom of the inner soul.
Heartland Feeling by Jon Swift
This a cover of a Beck song. I first heard this song in one of my favourite surf movies called Shelter. Music is storytelling and no song tells a story like this one.
I love this song because it has so many different emotions. It’s funny, sad, serious, playful all at the same time. For some reason it has a very zen quality to it for me and whenever I’m stressed or overwhelmed this song always puts my mind at ease. I sometimes cover this song in my live shows.
I Shall Not Walk Alone by Ben Harper
Too much to say about this song. I first heard this song when I was 15 or 16 years old. I was working in a surf shop where I grew up in South Carolina and it was a really slow day. I was bored and all alone and started exploring the CDs next to the stereo. I picked up this album The Will to Live and for some reason the stereo played the last song first.
When I heard this song… everything stopped. It changed everything for me. I wanted to make people feel how I felt when listening to this song. This song really signifies the beginning of something for me.
Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest: April 18-22, 2019 – Tickets