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Trevor Hall: The Fruitful Darkness Tour

East Forest

Top Hat Lounge

Missoula, MT
7:00pm (door) 8:00pm (show)
$25 (Adv.)
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Returning after a sold out show in 2015, Logjam Presents & Trail 103.3 are proud to welcome Trevor Hall: The Fruitful Darkness Tour live at The Top Hat on November 7th, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at The Top Hat, online or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on… Continue Reading

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Trevor Hall: The Fruitful Darkness Tour

Returning after a sold out show in 2015, Logjam Presents & Trail 103.3 are proud to welcome Trevor Hall: The Fruitful Darkness Tour live at The Top Hat on November 7th, 2017.

Tickets are on sale now at The Top Hatonline or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis.

Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.

About Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall realized at a very young age that music was more than just a passion. As an eleven year old, playing harmonica beside his father in the cradle of the weeping willows of South Carolina, music quickly became his most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet. In his elementary years, he began to write his own songs and perform them locally.

At sixteen he recorded his first record, and the following year he left South Carolina to study classical guitar at Idyllwild Arts Academy, an international boarding school east of Los Angeles. There, Trevor was introduced to yoga and certain spiritual practices found in India, which greatly influenced his music and his life journey. During his senior year, Trevor signed a record deal with Geffen Records and his career as a musician formally began.

Trevor quickly broke through the music scene, with such early accomplishments in his career as having a song recorded on the Shrek the Third soundtrack, as well as joining a series of sold-out tours with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Colbie Callait. Trevor’s quick rise on the scene, however, was ripe with challenges that conflicted with his spiritual life and devotional practice. In order to parallel his life’s path with the messages in his music, Trevor moved into a traditional Hindu ashram in Southern California in 2008. When not on tour, he lived as a monk and devoted his days to spiritual practice and service. His involvement with the temple affected his music and his music quickly became his practice.

Trevor Hall’s music – an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting – echo with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple, a place where he can share in the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience. Trevor’s annual trips to India also continue to serve as a source of creativity and motivation for his music. The precious lessons and experiences that he has harvested from his journeys East have moved Trevor to return a service to those whom have colored his music and his life so beautifully. Trevor uses donations collected at his live shows to help support an ashram in Allahabad, India, the home of his Guru, where underprivileged and orphaned boys and girls are given the chance at a better life and a traditional Vedic education.

Trevor’s self-titled debut album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at #7 in 2009. It featured the single “Unity,” written and performed with his longtime friend, Matisyahu. Trevor was named one of the Top 20 New Artists by Music Connection magazine and in 2010 MTV named him one of the twenty emerging artists.

His follow up album, Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, was released in 2011 and debuted on the iTunes Rock Chart at #3, iTunes Top Albums at #12 and #8 on Amazon Movers & Shakers. The featured single, “Brand New Day” was used as the music bed for the CBS This Morning Show.

In 2013 at the age of 26, after touring consistently for ten years, Trevor decided to take a break from the stage and go on an extended pilgrimage to India. There he spent many weeks studying under a classical Baul musician born and trained in the villages of Bengal. Trevor returned from his trip and retreated deep into the green mountains of Vermont and Maine where he spilled all that he had learnt onto the page and into song, resulting in the release of Chapter of the Forest in 2014. It debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and #17 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart.

His latest album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in LA, was released August 21, 2015. It debuted at #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. KALA marks the final chapter in a trilogy that chronicles Trevor’s spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. “It’s a graceful amalgam of styles by a musician who loves to embrace the music of the world.” (Popmatters)

 

East Forest

“Capturing the natural world in its purest form, from babbling brooks to schools of flying insects, East Forest melds the natural world with the technological realm of looping and splicing and cutting. And he can do this all on the fly, pulling these gorgeous worlds out of thin air and painting this delicate masterpiece in front of your eyes with the flick of a switch or a masterful chord progression. Utilizing his own voice as an instrument, Trevor Oswalt balances the harshness of 1’s and 0’s in the electronic music sphere with light, serpentine loops of organic, buzzing, vibrant life. It’s not just for the transformational set, either. East Forest has performed at the mainest of mainstream events, like Mysteryland, and even brought his marvel to the semi-corporate world of a TED talk in Bend, Oregon.” – Anand Harsh, The Untz

Trevor Oswalt, AKA East Forest creates electro-acoustic dreamscapes influenced by classical, electronic and avant pop backgrounds. His immersive live looping sessions span a range that leads people from deep introspection to sweaty dancefloors on stages and festivals internationally. Forging a deliberate balance between music as a sonic technology and its use as an instrument of healing, he harnesses the restorative power of sound of as a way of bridging the disconnect that’s often felt between the frayed and weakened worlds of the spiritual and the physical. Called “magnificent” (Huffington Post) and “blissful” (NPR) his broad appeal is reflected from his touring with artists ranging from the deep electronic Bluetech to the heartlands American Idol’s, Crystal Bowersox, with performances from SXSW, Lightning In A Bottle to Grace Cathedral, and Gillette Stadium.

Taking his musical moniker, East Forest, from the German translation of his last name, Oswalt has created more than just an avenue for his musical endeavours — he’s carefully constructed an entire worldview that positions music, spirituality and natural experience in sharp relief to the all too common cluttered and stress filled lifestyle. With his work as an innovator within the fields of yoga, meditation and the healing arts, he has maneuvered his abilities as a musician to facilitate the integration and exploration of mind, body and soul through the “technology” of his aural compositions, aiming to build extraordinary holistic experiences that engender personal change. He regularly collaborates with a number of internationally recognized teachers such as, Elena Brower, and creates commissions for luminaries including Deepak Chopra.

An eerie “double” bicycle accident that badly broke Oswalt’s left arm threatened to end his career — he had seriously broken the exact same two bones as in a prior accident five years earlier — the mishap catalyzed a winding quest for recovery that took him around the world. Orbits, the 7th full length release from East Forest, is a musical healing salve for a world gone “busy”. The fluid mix of downtempo beats, inspiring melodies, chamber-esque strings, and original field recordings from around the globe all combine to form a musical voyage that invites presence, patience, and inner peace. The album took shape after the A-wol dance company commissioned East Forest to compose the score for their 10th anniversary Art In The Dark aerial dance performance. The commission offered the opportunity for Oswalt to create a dynamic album of both new and old reworked and remixed material that synthesizes a musical catalogue spanning over seven years since the inception of the project. The resulting album, Orbits, is an aggregate of work that is both prescient and timeless, and reflects an evolution of artistic style and an adroitness of compositional skill sharpened through years of experimentation.

From his home base in the Pacific Northwest of Portland Oregon, and from his travels around the world, he’s come to understand and explore a connection between sound and spiritual replenishment, between making healthy lifestyle choices and developing an emotional well-being. Each aspect of this philosophy finds Oswalt building a comprehensive guide for developing a sustained equilibrium with the world. His music is infused with diverse sounds which reflect an approach to life that prioritizes experience and harmony over consumption and conflict. Through this he offers listeners an internal doorway, in the words of Charles Eisenstein, to a more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible.

East Forest is offered as a gesture of cooperation and in the spirit of the gift.