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IN OTHERS' WORDS:
"...a warm, intensely intimate kind of folk. Reichman writes songs of disarming simplicity. The directness of his lyrics and of his delivery can hit the listener with an unexpected force. The care, the humility and the quiet attention to building a home in the desert are also hallmarks of Reichman’s songs." - The Cenizo Journal
"A picture perfect snapshot of gothic country and Americana” - KAOS Radio - Austin, TX.
“A killer songwriter. A real one-of-a-kind, dark, funny, spot-on.” -Jonathan Byrd
"His songs are immediately hooky with a deceptive simplicity that sinks its claws into your brain, and then with fascinating layers of complexity that keep your brain engaged with the song over and over again. It reminds me of how I respond to M Ward's stuff." - Danny Schmidt
"With songs that capture the simplicity of the desert and the soft spoken observations of an old soul, Trevor has an ability to charm audiences of varied backgrounds" - Alexa Woodward
"Constantly beautiful and always honest. Having seen Trevor perform, I count myself among the lucky"-Sam Watts (Ghosts I've Met, Modest Mouse)
"With the social commentaries of Utah Phillips, the charm and wit of Mark Twain. and the resonating baritone voice of Johnny Cash, Trevor is a true blend of beautifully crafted melodies and thought provoking story telling." -J. Wagner
Trevor's music is a great landscape for the imagination. I first met him in Terlingua, he was unassuming,and very polite. This fellow has "it" whatever that is, you know, the thing you cannot quite put your finger on. Kinda like a sunrise, it's beautiful but you cannot describe it. Listening to his music, it's up-down, there's beauty and darkness and tongue in cheek humor. This guy is the real thing and I am glad to have him as a fellow artist and friend. Check him out, hire him for your festival, house concert, or venue, he will not disappoint. PROMISE, or my name is not Claude"Butch"Morgan.
|Sister's Folk Fest (Sisters, Oregon)||Opening for Sean Lennon and Laura Gibson in Marfa||At a good friend's wedding singing Leonard Cohen||Kerrville Folk Fest "The 3 Trevors"|
IN MY OWN WORDS:
After residing in various and distinct music communities around the planet from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Austin, Texas, and Portland, Oregon, I now live in Far West Texas, by Big Bend National Park, where I position myself for most of the year. During the summer, when temperatures can get close to 120 degrees, I am persuaded to migrate with my music. I have a catalog of well over 100 keepers, but only a tiny percentage has been recorded, which is the impetus for building an off-grid hand built studio in the middle of the desert. It is part of the mission to do this without incurring any financial or ecological debt.
But mostly it is about the Music. And the incentive to trek around the country is share the music with new listeners.
While some of the songs are environmentally themed, most are about life and its nuances. Some are light and quirky, such as "The Story of the Giant" , which is the giant's version of what happened in the Jack and the Beanstalk, or "Bulaweyo", which is about the time I lost my favorite hat in Bulaweyo, Zimbabwe. Others are bold and heavy, such as "The Voice of Johnny Cash", which is written from the point of few of a prisoner in Folsom Prison who's last hurrah was a Johnny Cash concert. Or "Dayjob", which is a song about working behind a computer in a 40 hour a week job during the one sunny day of the winter in Portland, Oregon. And others are comedic, such as "The Dollar Store Bible", which is a song about how a $4.99 bible from the dollar store saves his life one day, but not in the way that you might think.
I do my best to demonstrate that touring doesn't have to have a heavy environmental footprint. With a guitar and a backpack, and gas prices hovering near $4 a gallon, I have completed several national tours by train instead of automobile. I have also toured in a van powered by Natural Gas. And my usual road dog, Ruby the Red Volvo, can be found with a rideshare passenger or two and also a solar panel on the roof to harvest energy to power an on board refrigerator and other helpful utilities of frugality.
I encourage you to meet me at the shows by taking mass transit, carpooling, walking, or by bicycle if possible. But no Hummer drivers will be turned away.
I look forward to sharing my musical journey wiith you.
|Padres in Marfa, TX with Jonathan Byrd||Desert Days||Marfa Book Company||Touring by Train|