Trevor Hall is an amazingly talented singer from Hilton Head, South Carolina who has gained national recognition and a hugely growing fan base from his lovely mix of reggae, rock and folk. Trevor has found his inspiration through meditation and his trips to India. He has also helped out an Indian school there with donations from proceeds of his shows.
Over the years, Trevor Hall has toured with many artists including: Jimmy Cliff, Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Matisyahu, Stevie Nicks, Ben Harper, Colbie Caillat, Los Lobos, Ziggy Marley, Rusted Root, and many others.
On his way through San Francisco on tour, Trevor came to Faultline to lay down 4 tunes for videos to be released through his Root Music Bandpage. The video was shot by Steve Rosenfield Photography and edited by Volta Videography so, keep an eye out for these exclusive Faultline Studios/Root Music sessions!
Photo at Faultline Studios by Steve Rosenfield Photography
Tyler Bryant, currently 20 years old, is a guitar prodigy who has shared the stage with Aerosmith, Jeff Beck, Heart, REO Speedwagon, Paul Simon, BB King, Pat Benatar, The Arc Angels, Vince Gill and many others. At age 15, Tyler won the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation’s New Generation Award, which recognized him as one of the most promising new artists on the music scene. He has also performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, and was signed by John Huie at Creative Artists Agency on the spot, after his first showcase in Nashville.
Tyler, along with Beck, Santana, and Slash, is featured in the award winning film, “Rock Prophecies,” which is directed by John Chester, and produced by Tim Kaiser (Seinfeld and Will & Grace).
Root Music and Faultline Studios decided to team up and do a show with the band once word was out they were coming to town. Previously, Tyler was on the road without his band for a month doing shows with Jeff Beck and keeping busy writing new tunes for the 4 piece. The day after the Root Music/ Faultline show, Starita and the guys hit the studio to record a new song that the other members of the band had never even heard until they entered the Live room. This obviously was not an issue as the band ripped though an entire day of tracking laying down every part leaving the song only to be mixed. This magical day was fully documented by Volta Videography and will be released on the band’s Root Music Bandpage. Be sure to check their page for the release and catch a glimpse of what life is like in the studio with Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown.
We are proud to announce a Music + Tech Mixer with Root Music THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD! Guitar prodigy, Tyler Bryant, will be performing solo and with his band The Shakedown.
Tyler Bryant is a guitar prodigy who has shared the stage with Aerosmith, Heart, REO Speedwagon, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck, BB King, Pat Benatar, The Arc Angels, Vince Gill and many others. At age 15, Tyler won the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation’s New Generation Award, which recognized him as one of the most promising new artists on the music scene. He has also performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, and was signed by Creative Artists Agency on the spot, after his first showcase in Nashville.
We invite all members of the Faultline Family to join us in this epic event!
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As many of you know, Faultline Fridays has become a great success and this Friday will be no exception! Faultline Fridays is a casual monthly gathering of the musical minds of The Bay Area with the goal to create a greater sense of community in our beloved music scene. We are taking it one step further by bringing in some of the Bay Area’s top artists to perform and be recorded right in front of you. All guests that give their email address will receive a link to download one or more of the live recordings. We are pleased to have Valerie Orth as our debut recording guest THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th 5-9!
Valerie has been described as “sexy, soulful, genuine, and edgy” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and an “indie folk powerhouse” by Bend’s Source Weekly, Valerie Orth is a fearless and genre-bending songwriter. Her distinctive hybrid of rock, groove, soul, and folk reaches out and grabs your attention; her live performances captivate and charm at once.
Rich with melody and metaphor, Orth’s tunes move nimbly between darkness and light, hope and despair, taking deft turns of phrase along unforeseen rhythmic twists in the road. With gorgeous, multi-octave vocals and no fear of heights, she flirts with the edge as readily as she subverts expectations.
“Unpredictable and highly original,“ writes the Jefferson Agrarian. “Just when you think she’s going to settle into a familiar groove, off she flies into the stratosphere with phrasings you never saw coming.”
Orth’s dynamic range as a performer is made all the more compelling by what the East Bay Express calls a “completely intuitive composition style.”
Orth grew up, as she puts it, “singing before I could talk.” That penchant led from musical theater productions in her youth to an African diaspora choir at Tufts University. Along the way, she studied drumming and dance in Ghana. But her background is mainly in activism. She campaigned for a women’s studies department at Tufts and organized rallies for fair trade and environmental justice. After graduating, Orth took a job with Green Corps, then moved to San Francisco and became a labor organizer for Global Exchange. She challenged corporate behemoths like Procter & Gamble and led the effort to pass San Francisco’s anti-sweatshop law in 2005.
After a few years of burning the midnight oil on grassroots campaigns that often found her working over 70 hours a week, Valerie decided to return to her musical roots, hopeful that her art might have similar impact to her work in social justice. “Songwriting and performing are basic necessities in my life,” she says. “I couldn’t stand the idea of not singing.”
Her new CD, Faraway City, which the East Bay Express described as “a remarkable piece of work,”features Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter) on drums, Julie Wolf (Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls) on piano and organ, and Jon Evans (Tori Amos) on bass and electric guitar. Produced by Evans, it amply displays Valerie’s range as composer, lyricist, and singer.
“I think we went a bit more ‘out-there’ than the regular singer-songwriter genre,” says Orth.
The same can be said of her dynamic live band, which features Veronika Safarova on bass, Eryn Allen on keys, Tyler Lewis on violin and electric guitar, Jeff Marrs on drums, and all of them singing background vocals. Together they have a compelling stage presence, fluid chemistry, and adventurous spirit that continuously gives back to their fans.
This an event not to be missed and be sure to check out Valerie’s new video “Blinding” directed by Dave “Dizmix” Lopez. We hope to see you there!
Raised on a steady diet of classic rock and punk, Genius and the Thieves are five guys who spend their days writing celebratory, rowdy, rock and roll with a distinct blues edge and a dash of indie sensibility thrown in for good measure.
With a sound that has been compared to bands ranging from The White Stripes, to The Clash to Portugal. The Man, Genius and the Thieves pride themselves on creating music that is both intricate and accessible. As an added bonus, they are relentless in their pursuit to get the crowd moving. Concertgoers be forewarned: dance parties and sing alongs are sure to ensue. Whether you like it or not…
The band just finished their new EP and will be celebrating the release at The Rickshaw Stop TONIGHT, October 26th. Be sure to stop in and grab a free copy for your listening pleasure!