Special Solo Performances: Trevor Hall & Nahko
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
Singer songwriter Trevor Hall surprised his fans with the sudden release of his new 12 track album Chapter of the Forest available now via iTunes and the Vanguard Records store. The 12 songs on Chapter of the Forest were born during a yearlong sabbatical where Hall returned to his beloved India, Nepal, Vermont, and Maine, and spent that time in deep reflection and spiritual connection embracing life-altering events.
Oregon-native Nahko, born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. But the unifying power of music entered his life as a healing remedy, when he took up the piano at age six. Armed with his newfound talent, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche and began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and communal healing.
From his hometown of Portland to the shores of Hawaii or Bali, wherever he has traveled, Nahko is joined by a tribe of culturally alienated truth seekers for whom Nahko’s story resonates with their own, and who find redemption in his voice, guitar, flute, and drum. Whether solo or with the dynamic group of musical troubadours known as “Medicine for the People,” Nahko delivers a soulful dose of curative vibrations that moves audiences to dance, laugh, and cry. His ‘spirited redemption music’ lays bear the scars of cultural wounds, environmental wrongs, and social injustices. His lyrics bear the burden of heavy messages, but the load is lightened by agile melodies and driving rhythms that coerce all who bear witness into spirited, purifying, movement. His humor disarms, and his lyrical stories open listeners to the power of “Real Talk Music”—songs that reveal an honesty and depth so raw, it inspires an internal revival that echoes out into the world. Sometimes exuberant, sometimes savage, but always transformational, Nahko makes the movement move.
Dustin Thomas is a traveling singer-songwriter. He's been to some pretty cool places and met some pretty cool people along the way. He makes beat-boxy, soulful, catchy folk songs and writes a lot about faith, love, and war. Dustin is currently living in Hawai'i and touring with Medicine For The People. You can check out his music online at www.lovedustinthomas.com and there's probably some stuff up on youtube if you're into that sort of thing.
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