Phil Nicolo Presents: Eve of Deconstruction
Trevor Gordon Hall
Mon · September 28, 2015
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
$15 + Fees
This event is all ages
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"I’m going to take some of the greatest rock songs ever recorded from The Beatles, Led Zepp, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix and others. Break them down to their individual parts by isolating the instrument and vocal tracks that actually make up the song. You’ll be able to hear for the first time what the artist heard while in the recording studio. Details in the music you never heard before.
Vocals so close and present, you can touch them. Guitars so clear, you can hear the players hands on the strings. Amazing details that would be masked if all the instruments were playing at the same time."
I’ll also be giving some fun facts about the recording session. The first time a particular technique was used, that would affect all music that would follow. How a “Happy Accident” could make history, etc.
This is not a “lecture”, far from it. The Eve of De-Construction will be a fun music lovers look at the passion that goes into the making of great music.
In recent years, Trevor caught the eye of 9 time Grammy Award winning producer Joe Nicolo (James Taylor, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, etc.), who produced two of Trevor’s releases, entitled “Finding My Way” and “Let Your Heart Be Light”, in 2008 and 2009. These releases garnered high reviews and gave Trevor such opportunities as recording with bass virtuoso Michael Manring and sharing the stage with artists such as Pat Martino, Phil Keaggy, Don Ross, Andy McKee, The California Guitar Trio, Billy Cobham and many more.
In 2010, inspired by his studies and always on the hunt for new sounds to utilize, Trevor collaborated with various builders to redesign an instrument called the kalimba (African finger piano). He designed a version that sits flat on the top of the guitar and spans 2 octaves of the piano. The instrument combination, which Trevor calls the “Kalimbatar”, is opening up new possibilities for solo instrumental music. Compositions inspired by the pairing of the two instruments were first introduced in previous releases but fully realized in Trevor’s Candyrat Records debut “Entelechy”. Upon its release in 2011, this album climbed the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, as well as YouTube Top Commented/Top Favorited/Most Discussed categories with the release of videos.
In preparation for his latest album, Trevor redesigned and fine-tuned the Kalimba/Guitar combination with the help of master luthier Sheldon Schwartz. Trevor recorded with his new instrument at Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, VT, during the summer of 2014. This was a unique experience as Trevor got the opportunity to record with Grammy winning producer Will Ackerman (founder of Windham Hill Records) and engineer/production master Tom Eaton. What made this special was that Will, and other artists he produced such as Michael Hedges and George Winston, was among Trevor’s earliest inspirations and had a role in not only elevating the acoustic guitar scene to what it is today, but also igniting Trevor at a young age to play and compose. Trevor’s new album entitled “Mind Heart Fingers” is the result a unique experience created between Will, Tom and Trevor, to capture a heart-felt recording honoring the guitar tradition which Windham Hill helped to found, while looking forward to what is next for the guitar scene.
Trevor’s music is continuing to win the hearts of fans and major industry professionals ranging from Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills and Nash) to Steve Hackett (Genesis) to Will Ackerman (founder of Windham Hill Records) and many more. Trevor has been featured on various national radio stations including NPR, television networks including NBC and magazines including Acoustic Guitar Magazine. In addition to recording, Trevor performs regularly throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe.
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