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Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall to replace Vinyl for Hot Summer Nights

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily
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VAIL ” The Vail Valley Foundation has announced that singer/songwriter Trevor Hall will perform at the Aug. 14 Bud Light Hot Summer Nights concert series, replacing formerly scheduled act Vinyl, which canceled their summer tour last week. Hall, a rising 19-year-old star, is a welcome addition to the 2007 Bud Light Hot Summer nights lineup.

“We’re thrilled to have him join the concert series,” said Ceil Folz, President of the Vail Valley Foundation, which presents the series. “He is an outstanding talent, with so much promise and potential, we’re very excited to catch him on the way up and offer the community the chance to see him free of charge in Vail.”

Hall masterfully weaves folk, hip-hop and reggae influences into a rootsy acoustic-centered style. Despite his youth, he’s a veteran performer, having launched his career at the age of 15. This Hilton Head, South Carolina-native started writing at age 14, inspired by artists like Ben Harper, as well as legends Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. His development took off when he moved to the mountains east of Los Angeles and attended the Idyllwild School for the Performing Arts.



“It totally transformed me,” Hall says. “Being there opened me up to new cultures, new sounds and new possibilities.”

Soon, Hall secured management and began playing and recording out of his Southern California home base. He has since opened for the likes of Ben Harper, Jason Mraz, G-Love and Donavon Frankenreiter and toured with artists including The Wailers, Keb’ Mo’ and Steel Pulse.



Hall has also aligned himself with many charitable organizations and performed last year on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for the Arts Advocacy Council, along with Bob Weir and other luminaries fighting to keep the arts in public schools.

While the accolades are already pouring in, Hall doesn’t like to think about the whirlwind to come.

“I’m just in the moment,” says Trevor. “I still feel that I’m only beginning to explore the possibilities of my music. But music is everything I have and everything I can give.”



The concert on Tuesday night is preceded by a Vail Valley Foundation membership drive from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and early entrance to the Amphitheater will be provided for a minimum donation of $25.

“This is a great way for members of the community to learn more about what we do at the Foundation; from Hot Summer Nights to the Birds of Prey to the Honda Session and the Vilar Center for the Arts,” said Folz.

The membership drive begins at 4:30 p.m. and doors to the Amphitheater open at 5:30 p.m. for concert goers, with music getting under way at 6:30 p.m. The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights featuring Trevor Hall is presented by Luc Pols, with the Bud Light Post Party hosted at Los Amigos.

The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights free concert series and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater are projects of the Vail Valley Foundation. For additional information, contact 949-1999 or visit http://www.vvf.org.


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