The summery, acoustic sound of singer/songwriter Trevor Hall puts him alongside Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, and John Mayer. Having spent his teenage years writing songs, Hall dedicated his life to making music a career upon his high school graduation. He self-released Lace Up Your Shoes in 2004. Two years later, nearly 20 years old, Hall prepared for his major-label debut for Geffen. The Rascals Have Returned, produced by John Alagía (Rachael Yamagata, Ben Folds, Liz Phair), features an earnest performer blending a soothing mix of reggae, folk, and roots rock. Tour dates with Matisyahu followed in March.