Ziggy Marley, five-time Grammy-Award winning musician, , will perform in Lake Tahoe inside the MontBleu Theatre at MontBleu Casino Resort, Sunday, September 25, 2011, along with special guest, Trevor Hall. A special ticket pre-sale of $30 will go on-sale, Saturday, August 6, at 10a. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased until Sunday, August 21 at midnights. General admission tickets will be available for $35 after pre-sale ends. Tickets will be available by calling MontBleu, 775-588-3515, by visiting the Box Office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com
Ziggy Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band. He is the oldest son of famed Reggae musician, Bob Marley. He has established his presence on the public stage for over a quarter-century. Which is why, perhaps, there’s a wisp of irony in naming his new album Wild and Free, given not only the focused writing and recording of his fourth solo studio album, but also Ziggy’s concurrent involvement in an ambitious tour stretching through this spring and summer, as well as other projects in therealm of publishing and filmmaking. And with the arrival of a new baby requiring his attention, it’s remarkable Ziggy is able to capture the energy to keep his sound wild and free! His new album was released this past June.
Ziggy became politically active, working with the United Nations and creating a record label called Ghetto Youths Crew. A solo album, Dragonfly was released on April 15, 2003. On July 2, 2006, his second solo album, Love Is My Religion, was released on his independent record company Tuff Gong Worldwide. This album won a Grammy for best Reggae album and this was Ziggy’s 4th Grammy win. On May 5, 2009, his third solo children’s album Family Time, was released on his independent record company Tuff Gong Worldwide. Family Time features Family and Friends, Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, JudahMarley, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Toots Hibbert, Laurie Berkner, Elizabeth Mitchell and more. This album won a Grammy for “Best Musical Album for Children”.
Opening up for Ziggy Markey is singer/songwriter, Trevor Hall, whose sunny, reggae-infused pop sound draws equally from folk, reggae, and hip-hop. His gritty vocal style has been compared to Dave Matthews, and hisuniquely spiritual approach to pop music has earned him comparisons to Bob Marley.
Trevor has worked with such producers as John Alagia (John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews) and The Laboriel Brothers (Sting, Paul McCartney), has appeared at the famous Lollapalooza festival and has toured with such acts as Stevie Nicks, Jason Mraz, The Wailers, and Ben Harper. Trevor is a musician’s musician, as exemplified by Colbie Caillat who claims “Trevor has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard.”
Born in South Carolina and raised in California, Trevor Hall developed an affinity for summery acoustic music, from the beachside ambiance of Jack Johnson to the leisurely stroll of Bob Marley. Having spent his teenage years at a boarding school for the arts, Hall dedicated his life to music upon his high-school graduation. He self-released Lace Up Your Shoes in 2004; two years later, the teenaged Hall prepared for his major-label debut with Geffen Records. The Rascals Have Returned, an introductory EP produced by John Alagía, featured a soothing mix of reggae,folk, and roots rock.
Hall continued to tour, performing shows alongside the likes of Ben Harper, Matisyahu, and the Wailers. He also returned to the studio to record a self-titled sophomore album, which emphasized the artist’s reggae influences upon its release in 2009. The album embodies a soulfulness, depth and passion far beyond the artist’s 22 years. His youthful exterior belies the depth and intensity of an old soul. Trevor’s music is an unconventional mix of acoustic rock and reggae that serves as a vibrant landscape for his thought-provoking, inspiring lyrics. Produced by Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Kate Voegele, Marc Broussard), Trevor Hall encompasses the entire cosmology of this one-of-a-kind young artist, from the opening “Internal Heights,” with its sitar-accented electro-groove, which recalls Peter Gabriel at his most expansive, to the meditative and intimate closer “Many Roads,” in which Trevor seems to be channeling his primary inspiration, Bob Marley. Indeed, “Many Roads” could stand as Trevor’s “One Love.” “We’ve heard there are many paths, but it turns out they all lead to the same place,” he says of the song’s ultimate point.
The album contains one captivating song after another. “The Lime Tree,” a serene ballad that has become a fan favorite, features a guest vocal from Trevor’s friend Colbie Caillat, while “Where’s the Love” marries a buoyant midtempo groove to a call for people to cast away the prejudices that divide them and come together in a global community. At the other extreme is the blazing rocker “Volume,” which turns out to be about meditation. “Sometimes when you’re playing music, there’s a silence in the sound,” he points out. “Even when it’s externally really loud, internally it’s very still.” The summery, easy-going “31 Flavors” is the closest thing here to a traditional love song. “It was inspired by an old crush,” he says. “I used that juice to write it.”
Hall’s previous recordings have appeared in numerous films and television shows including his recording, “Other Ways,” which was in the Shrek the Third feature and soundtrack. Trevor also covered the Band’s “Life is a Carnival” for the star-studded tribute album, Endless Highway: The Music of the Band.
Doors open at 7p. Show starts 8p. Tickets are $30 in advance (until Aug 21), or $35 after pre-sale, and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the MontBleu Box Office, or online www.ticketmaster.com.