Mellow and Peaceful – Trevor Hall at Park West (July 14, 2016)

“I don’t want a reason anymore about God above, God above. I just want to melt away… where there’s no more you and me, no more they and we, just unity” sings Trevor Hall in his song, “Unity”. This is what his shows are all about, bringing people together and bridging their differences. He creates such a great mood of peace and love with blend of acoustic folk and reggae. When he plays the first three chords of “Lime Tree”, the crowd cheers. It’s one of his oldest songs. It’s so beautiful to listen to everyone sing along “It took a while for you to find me, but I was hiding in the lime tree. Above the city in the rain cloud, I poked a hole and watched it drain out”. It’s so well written.

Later on, he tells the long story about “Bowl of Light” from his latest album, KALA. It’s a “Behind the Music” moment, he says. He then starts a long tale about the significance of the Bowl of Light in Hawaiian culture. The goal is to create as much light as possible and avoid collecting stones in your bowl which block the light. He seeks to get approval from the natives to sing this song . While he sings the song to them, he bursts out into tears as the beauty of the situation hits him. Naturally, the natives give him their blessing. As he then sings the song, it gives you chills. It’s so peaceful.

Quinn Delaney

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