Annie Lynch & Michaela Anne, Trevor Borden, Special Guest
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
While it may still be said that a picture is worth a thousand words, Trevor Borden’s full-bodied lyrics paint intimate, detailed vignettes in far fewer. At the core a singer/songwriter, Trevor seeks to convey images that tell more than just his personal story. Rather, he uses that same story – the experiences he lives and knows – to imbue his lyrics with a couple things that speak much louder: hope and truth.
After nearly a decade of involvement in miscellaneous musical cooperatives, Trevor took the solo plunge. Bolstered by the success of his most recent project – a 28-state national tour with The Way Much – Trevor is back in the studio, working hard to release his first solo EP. The four-track collection will feature songs written and much lauded during his tenure as frontman of The Way Much.
It’s been an adventure getting to this place. Born in Kenya, East Africa, Trevor was raised in the bush, chasing and being chased by baboons. Growing up in such an isolated setting may be the single most influential element to his craft; besides cultivating an idyllic, unadulterated, free childhood, it encouraged tight family bonds – bonds often recalled in his music. Indeed, in his remarkable and varied life, family has been one of the few constants.
It is with this constant by his side, though, that Trevor found himself in Lisbon, Portugal, for much of high school. And it was there that his musical career began. Playing electric guitar in the requisite garage punk band that every budding performer must belong to for a time, Trevor got a taste for the stage in the underground Portuguese rock scene.
But soon enough, it was time to make another continental jump, this one landing Trevor squarely in the golden light of southern California. The next several years were essential for Trevor as he came into his own as a musician and songwriter. It was during this time that he formed both The Way Much and a smaller side project – The Sounds of Lyon Fell. Both were a step closer to his current solo endeavor, as he dedicated himself to countless hours of practice, songwriting, experimentation and performance.
Now, drawing on ten years of musical maturity and a lifetime of story, Trevor is doing what he’s needed to do for a long time. He’s recreating the complete freedom he knew in Africa in a medium he can take anywhere. And in that freedom, there is hope. “Where are we going? When will we get there?” he asks in Manzanitas. “Is there an age we’ll call complete?” Even in the timeless unknowing, though, he seems to alleviate his uncertainty with expectant chorus from The Light: “There is a light that’s coming. There is a light almost here.”
So, fearless, Trevor moves forward. Expect to see the release of his EP within the next few months. Expect, also, to be blown away.
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