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CD Review: Trevor Hall

Everything Everytime Everywhere (Vanguard)


Trevor Hall might look like a SoCal surf punk, but he's a true acolyte of Bob Marley. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter's self-titled 2009 album was a truly original hybrid of reggae, pop, folk, soul, and electronica. Everything Everytime Everywhere passionately continues down the same path. "Brand New Day" rings with anthemic power and an appropriate dash of Jamaican rhythms, and "Different Hunger" gives deep dub and dancehall a light pop dusting. "Dr. Seuss" even folds a little hip-hop into the mix. As much influence as Hall draws from Marley, he is equally inspired by his travels to India, reflected best in "The Mountain," a reggae/Delta-blues stomp that drifts into a full-blown meditation raga. Reggae might be Hall's main ingredient, but it's his well-stocked spice rack that gives this album its flavor. — Brian Baker

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