The Hollow Trees are a “Folk Music for Families” group from Los Angeles who play acoustic music for the whole family.
Formed in 2004, they are led by Greg McIlvaine (aka Gregory Hollow Tree) on guitar and vocals and Laura Steenberge (aka Laura Hollow Tree) on upright bass and vocals.
Inspired by bluegrass, country, and folk music from days gone by, The Hollow Trees perform versions of many well known and obscure old classics. You'll hear animal songs like “Raccoon and Possum,” sea songs like “Jack was Every inch a Sailor,” train songs like “The Little Engine that Could,” and cowboy songs like “Lavender Cowboy.” They also play originals such as Greg’s “Nelson” and “Forest Melody” which help explain some of The Hollow Trees’ mythology, as well as the instant classic “Everybody has Hands” written by Laura.
Joining Greg and Laura on their 17 song CD are Rick Lyman on banjo, Dave Green on snare drum, and a whole bunch of friends and relatives on backing vocals and animal sounds.
Read online reviews:
The Lovely Mrs. Davis(http://lovelydavis.blogspot.com/2006/04/hollow-trees-unplugged.html)
smAll Ages (http://smallages.blogspot.com/2006/05/hollow-trees.html)