Trevor Gordon Hall – Band of One Man

The “in” thing now seems to be the solo guitarists that sounds like a one man band

with all the percussion and tapping…. etc.,

Well here’s someone that takes it to yet another level.

Meet Trevor Gordon Hall with his song “Kalimbatar” which is appropriately titled due to the fact that he’s got an instrument called a Kalimba mounted to the top of his guitar.

So now we’ve got yet another sound produced alone side of the acoustic which does in my opinion blend very well together.

Now as much as this video amazes me, I can’t help think that perhaps next we will see a guy that has a guitar, a kalimba, some mini cymbals attached to his elbows along with a kick drum mount for his right foot, a hi hat for the left, and all of this and too including the Peter Frampton mouth harp. (hey, did I just give someone a new idea?)

Sorry about that folks…

I certainly don’t want to take anything away from this beautiful performance but it makes you wonder doesn’t it?

Here’s a little about Trevor Gordon Hall from his web site:

“Trevor is a Philadelphia based acoustic instrumentalist whose compositions range in style from driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor caught the eye of 9 time Grammy winning producer Joe Nicolo (James Taylor, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, etc.), who produced two of Trevor’s releases entitled “Finding My Way” and “Let Your Heart Be Light”. These releases garnered high reviews and gave Trevor such opportunities as recording with bass virtuoso Michael Manring and sharing the stage with guitarists such as Phil Keaggy, Don Ross, Peppino D’Agostino, Alex Skolnick, etc. His most recent project has led him to collaborate with various builders to redesign an instrument called the kalimba, which mounts on the surface of the guitar. Compositions inspired by the pairing of the two instruments can be heard in Trevor’s Candyrat Records debut “Entelechy”.” read more

If you like Trevor’s music it is available online at Amazon…



  1. Reminds me of that great one man band Jesse Fuller (the composer of San Francisco Bay Blues). Instead of a kalimba he had a footdella powered by his feet. And a harmonica. And a kazoo.

  2. Now I’m impressed! thanks Bob…

    • Hey Al, it’s hard to find these kind of vids! Once in a while I get lucky. Also, thanks for the post on the site. Great to have you here (and there!). bob

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