Folk Music for Families. Upbeat acoustic Americana for everyone. A great mix of old-time chestnuts, obscure gems, and fun new original songs.
The Hollow Trees play what they call “Folk Music for Families.” It’s high energy acoustic Americana music played with passion, skill, and humor. They combine the musical styles of bluegrass, country, folk, blues and jazz and put their stamp on many traditional folk songs as well as original compositions.
The Hollow Trees’ universe revolves around the Hollow Tree and it’s resident Nelson. The Hollow Tree grows in the middle of a magic meadow, hidden inside an enchanted forest which is located on the outskirts of the town of Nelsonville. Many of the Trees’ original songs tell stories about Nelson and his friends and fellow residents of Nelsonville, and Nelson himself is known to make appearances at Hollow Trees’ shows.
The Hollow Trees were formed in 2004 by singer and guitar player Gregory Hollow Tree with upright bass player Laura Hollow Tree. After the release of their first CD, “The Hollow Trees” and many shows, they expanded their lineup to include singer and jug player Traci Hollow Tree and a revolving cast of other musicians on instruments such as drums, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo.
The Hollow Trees’ second CD, “Welcome to Nelsonville,” was released in January of 2008 to rave reviews. It incorporates the new members with some great old songs as well as original songs which explore the Hollow Trees’ world with characters like Ray the music shop owner and Ted the Talking Tree.
The Hollow Trees’ show is geared toward children from the ages of 1-7, but the good humor and high level of musicianship makes it fun for all ages.