WATERTOWN, NY; October 15, 2021 –
“Trevor Gordon Hall: Live at the Clayton Opera House” will be broadcast on WPBS-TV on Friday, October 22 at 10 pm and will repeat Sunday, October 24 at 1 pm. It will be available to watch online at watch.wpbstv.org for two weeks free of charge, starting October 24. WPBS members can also watch anytime on WPBS Passport.
Trevor Gordon Hall is a world-renowned acoustic instrumentalist whose experiential compositions range in style from driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Using a guitar and a custom-designed kalimbatar, Trevor’s works put expression and experience first, driven by highly textured soundscapes that engulf the listener in melody and rhythm, while carving out a space for reflection and stillness. Trevor continually explores every nook and cranny of his guitar for a new sound or a new way to connect meaningfully with his audience.
Through a grant, WPBS was able to bring Trevor to the North Country to perform at the Clayton Opera House in Clayton, New York, before a live audience. The performance was taped for later broadcast on WPBS-TV.
Since emerging on the Philadelphia, USA, music scene as a young guitar virtuoso in the early 2000s, Trevor’s fingerpicking style of textured instrumentalism took little time to leave an impression on listeners. He was rated a top 30 under 30 guitarist by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and has shared the stage with or drawn praise from peers and guitar legends who helped blaze the path before him, including the likes of John Mayer, Steve Miller, Graham Nash, Steve Hackett, Dar Williams, Will Ackerman, Pat Martino, Stanley Jordan, Phil Keaggy, Tommy Emmanuel, Pierre Bensusan and Andy McKee to name a few. He’s also been featured on NPR, NBC, PBS, and many international outlets and publications around the world.
Through his work, Trevor has established himself as a unique and pioneering guitarist on the international stage. On top of a touring calendar that’s taken him through 17 countries and counting, his discography has amassed millions of listens and views through streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube, allowing his music to connect meaningfully with listeners across all borders, regardless of their language or location.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.
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